Why are the socioeconomically wealthy are....HATED SO MUCH?
The emotional reasoning is "You have it, I want it and don't have it, I'm not allowed to take it, so I hate you for having it." And many liberals say if they have it, they stole it from you, justifying the hatred and forced redistribution of others' assets.
The lower classes i.e. the underclass, lower, working, & lower middle class hate the rich because they WANT to have that lifestyle. They see the rich having opportunities that they clearly don't. They see that the rich have influence & respect in society that they don't have. The rich have power while they don't have power. They feel as if they are personae non gratae by society.
The lower classes also contend that while they are suffering, struggling, & trying to keep their heads above socioeconomic waters, the rich have it made in the socioeconomic shade. They hate the rich because the latter don't have to struggle as they do. The rich, in the eyes of the lower classes, never have to worry about increasing costs of living, medicine, & housing while they are constantly looking over their shoulders to ascertain if they will survive another day. They must worry if their bills are going to get paid while the rich can pay their bills.
There are others of myriad socioeconomic classes who strongly avow that there shouldn't be any rich people when there are poor people. They contend that the rich got that way because of some corruption on their part, no realizing that the rich worked smart & made sacrifices to get where they are. Such people want equal distribution of income across the board. They feel that there should be a maximum income cap in order to prevent extreme inequality in incomes.
These people feel that the rich have excess income which is better being distributed so there are no poor nor impoverished people. They see it as a great injustice that some people can live luxuriously while there are others who constantly struggle & eke out an existence. They want everyone to have a semblance of a middle class lifestyle, with no extremes of poverty nor wealth.
by Grace Marguerite Williams 4 years ago
in fact, wealth is a positive thing which enhances and elevates one's standard of living? Do these people realize that wealth means more socioeconomic choices? When will they realize that being poor and struggling is an abnormal way of life, existing from day to day? ...
by ga anderson 4 weeks ago
Thanks to TessSchlesinger for a couple of links that provoked the thought of this topic.The first was a 2014 article about one billionaire's view of the danger of extreme wealth inequality."I see pitchforks.At the same time that people like you and me are thriving beyond the dreams of any...
by H C Palting 16 months ago
Why are the wealthy often hated AND envied?
by Grace Marguerite Williams 18 months ago
Why do some people detest socioeconomic wealth so much, even contending that suchwealth is abhorrent? Why is socioeconomic wealth so demonized? Is this demonization of socioeconomic wealth have a basis in envy?
by Matthew Adams 3 years ago
Is it socially unacceptable or frowned upon to be successful these days?I hear talk about wealth redistribution and the evils of the 1%, so I ask, is it wrong to be successful these days? Do we need to be mediocre so as to not irritate others?
by IDONO 3 years ago
Do you have to be evil to be rich and successful?It seems like anyone that is successful is automatically scrutinized by media and the public in general as a person with a dark side. I realize it's next to impossible to be successful without stepping on someone along the way, but does that make you...
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