I think views about money and wealth can be influenced by actually living or working in places where the disparity between rich and poor is evident.
When you see, firsthand, people with nothing, trying to scrape together a living, or sleeping on subway grates because they can't get the care and services many people take for granted, it puts a different spin on how one views wealth, how it's distributed, and what the wealthy do with their money.
I think a lot of people focus on money and accumulating wealth, without thinking about people. When you see it firsthand, poverty is no longer a concept. It's people. It's homeless veterans sleeping on metro grates on Capitol Hill, while congressional aides in tailored suits step over them to get to their offices. It's people in Brooklyn, slowly being pushed out of their soon to be gentrified public housing buildings, while drug dealers take over the already emptied units, with no place to move.
People are important. Money and wealth don't seem to be serving people. Perhaps that's why some of us have such a negative view of it, and of those who seem intent on accumulating it at all costs, regardless of the people it hurts.