Our society has become too obsessed with money and greed

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Ziad K. Abdelnours Blog - Posts Tagged "greed"

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Are Rich People Greedy?

Jump to navigation. Why are we greedy? Wanting enough to keep body and soul together, perhaps a few luxuries, fair enough.

Wealth can make us selfish and stingy. Two psychologists explain why

We use cookies to improve your experience on our website. By using our website you consent to all cookies in accordance with our updated Cookie Notice. For many, wealth may seem like an unmitigated good the more of it you have, the better. After all, wealth brings all sorts of advantages, like improved health, greater freedom and control over your life, nicer things, respect from your friends and peers. Yet new research suggests that wealth may also come with certain costs, and impact our social interactions in ways that we overlook. For this reason, you might assume that people in the lower social classes would be more self-interested and less likely to consider the needs of others than wealthier individuals, who can afford to be nice. But a growing body of findings suggests the opposite that it is those with fewer resources who attend more to the needs of others.

Everywhere you look, Americans appear to be extremely obsessed with wealth and money. We have television shows where people proudly show off how wealthy they are, and it seems like Hollywood is putting out an endless parade of movies that glorify the lifestyles of the elite. As a society we love money, and we are not ashamed to admit it. In fact, there are times we absolutely revel in it. Could it end up destroying us?

H ow much money is enough? Cherie Blair has told Tatler, in an interview: "It's nice to be comfortable, but I'll probably never stop worrying that I've got enough. By extrapolating its findings, Hiscox calculated that 2. Another fifty grand a year and they will feel secure. Or so they think. It's so important.

Why Are We Greedy?

Bruce E., We see it all around us: in the celebration of ill-gotten stock gains, public admiration for the heads of criminal banks, the words of Kanye West, in the commercialization of charity and even spirituality. When I was in elementary school I was sent to a school counselor for being moody, introspective in other words, for being either a proto-goth or a writer in the making.


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