Monday, November 29, 2010
Who needs emotions?
It was recently discovered that high society is far less empathetic than the peons that they rule over.
To me, this is no surprise. Rappers made music inferring that mo' money meant mo' problems. I, on the other hand, have long held fast to the belief that mo' money is actually the source of fewer problems. And those problems that do surface are substantially different and less severe than those faced by ordinary people unlike myself.
For example, poor people have their wages garnished when battling the IRS. Rich people have to pay higher tax rates. Sure, both of these scenarios can be classified as a "problem" if you wish to do so. However, the former and the latter, respectively, fall into distinctly different categories on the severity scale as far as I'm concerned.
Researchers also note that lower class people are more caring and generous. Not surprising either. Rich people, like my readers, are constantly coping with people asking for handouts and free rides. There is no way that I'm going to achieve and, subsequently, maintain millionaire status by having a big heart.
Wall Street 2 flopped. But never forget, greed is good. Emotions are overrated.
See article here.