According to the American politician and presidential candidate Bernie Sanders the super rich are camping with psychological problems. And that’s true.
F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote once:
Let me tell you about how the super rich think. They are different from you and me. They possess and enjoy early, and it does something to them, makes them soft where we are hard, and cynical where we are trustful, in a way that, unless you were born rich, it is very difficult to understand. They think, deep in their hearts, that they are better than we are because we had to discover the compensations and refuges of life for ourselves. Even when they enter deep into our world or sink below us, they still think that they are better than we are. They are different.
But how different are they in psychological terms? According to Senator Sanders it’s especially in the fact that the super-rich are addicted to money and have a distorted image of reality. Who studies the gap between rich and poor, generally looks at the poorer populations. How they live, how they spend their money, how many children they have, etc. But often the habits and motivations of the wealthy underexposed even though they play a key role in the increasing economic inequality.
They often have a greater influence in politics and businesses, the rich are able to influence the economic policy of the government in a way that is beneficial for them. And the ideas they convey are very different from those of the average citizen.
While inequality grows in prosperity, is also the wealthy upper class changing with it. It used to be that a power remained in the family and it was passed down from generation to generation. In addition, the 21st century saw the rise of the self-made millionaires.
And it is primarily the generation types of riches. But what does academic research on the nature of prosperity? How money affects those who have it in abundance? Here are the “mentally abnormal” thoughts that rich people have about money, and the world.
01 Money buys happiness, but to some extent
02 The rich have a different definition of ‘happiness’
03 The rich identify them with the international elite
04 The rich people show little empathy
05 They think that financial inequality is a fair result of a meritocratic system