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Wise person once said- Money isn't the root of all evil--- rather

it is sense of entitlement that is the root of all evil.

Our society doesn't help here-- more than most, we more clearly define "winners and losers"-- which is absurd, but is real. "Winning" is an American phrase! "My parents didn't have a car and everyone else in my neighborhood drives beaters, but I have a Mercedes".

Then, almost all our media portrays upper class or, at least, upper middle class as the norm. Ads are set in granite countertop kitchens and big back yards. Housewives shows, "cribs", music celebrating being rich (my Maserati does 185)--- heck even Friends was set in impossibly nice 'rent control' apartment.

After a while, people get so they expect that they should be living the same as all the things they are exposed to---- and almost nobody thinks of themselves as a 'loser'. Philadelphia traffic is a clear example of this...everybody assumes that they should be in front of the next person....and if there is a line, that they should be able to bypass it. I notice in myself that most of the time when I am upset about my circumstances or by others, it comes from my sense of entitlement (or others)

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Posted: 08/05/2021 at 12:41PM


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