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Why does the average person possess a negative attitude towards wealth, power,

  1. gmwilliams profile image85
    gmwilliamsposted 3 years ago

    Why does the average person possess a negative attitude towards wealth, power,

    and success?

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  2. dashingscorpio profile image88
    dashingscorpioposted 3 years ago

    More often than not I believe it has to do with jealousy and envy.
    When someone is "down" they hate to be around those who are "up".
    While they may be slamming rich people as being greedy, uncaring, thieves it doesn't stop them from buying lottery tickets or going to the casino. LOL!
    Deep down everyone wants VIP treatment and financial security.
    In some instances people site the bible/religion as a reason to shun the idea of becoming rich or admiring the rich.
    Although I'm no "bible thumper" I'm very familiar with many verses. smile
    Matthew 5:5 "Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth"
    Matthew 19:24 (KJV)
    "And again I say unto you, It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God."
    These people ignore all the scriptures that have to do with "abundance"
    Psalm 23 King James Version (KJV)
    The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want........ my cup runneth over..." (That's symbolic for having abundance!)
    Matthew 7:7 "Ask, and it shall be given you" (No limitations!)
    Mark 11:24
    "Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them."
    Amen! smile
    Verses such as these imply if someone is "truly" living their life according to the scripture they should not be average or even poor (unless) they want to be.
    With regard to heavily used Matthew 19-24 camel analogy. I would say he's saying it's difficult for many rich people to have a spiritual path if they're "worshiping money". (Many of them don't look inward.)
    Luke 17-21 KJV (".....the kingdom of God is within you)."
    When it's all said and done it's foolish for religious people to use God or the bible as an excuse for not wanting more or attempting to have more.
    James 4:2 KJV ".....ye have not, because ye ask not."

  3. manatita44 profile image84
    manatita44posted 3 years ago

    I do not think so, Grace. We say so on the surface, but it is in fact the opposite. Yes, jealousy and envy is involved a lot, but mostly we want to become rich ourselves. Greed is one of the five cardinal vices in the East, and Avarice one of the seven deadly sins in Christianity.

    Why does it happen? Because the pull of the material and modern world is very strong. We are also all weak, and human Consciousness is so low right now. There is a dearth of the qualities of the Saints, yet alone Jesus the Christ.

    Our understanding of spiritual principles also suffer, because while we may know that we are body and Spirit, the Soul may not be often fed.

    The Light of the Spirit brings wisdom and for this, a reliance on God and a zeal for prayer and inner happiness is paramount. Without this, a lack of discernment remains, and the pull of the material will become even stronger. Let us continue to love, watch and pray. Much love.

  4. realtalk247 profile image72
    realtalk247posted 3 years ago

    It has been my experience that many people don't believe in themselves.  They are insecure and live below their means and it is upsetting for people to maintain company with someone who carriers and positions themselves to obtain the finer things in life. People with low self-esteem are comfortable reaching for the bottom in life and it's upsetting for someone to carry themselves as if the world is their oyster.  It makes those who aren't confident about their future and believe a destiny of success is mapped out for you and with hard work, positioning, and placement you WILL achieve success. 
    They give you scripture about how being poor means you are blessed or how underachieving is the holy thing to do.  Wealth/status is not everything in life-true BUT who has the desire to not provide for their family, not feed their children or house them in a safe environment, or depend on other people to provide for you.  That is not spiritual.  For the bible also says.........a little more slumber and folding of the hands to rest and poverty will pounce on you like a bandit. 

    There is nothing wrong with pushing yourself to maximize whatever gift God has given you.  The competition is not with the person to the left of you or to the right of you; it is with yourself.  Your life is your design and has nothing to do what another person attempts to achieve however people with "issues" don't understand that.  If you live your life broke and poor don't get upset when another person your same age drives up in the bmw/financially secure. Everyone has their own path. No one is responsible for another person insecurity or inferiority complex.  Everyone should be confortable with the life they chose to live.

 
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