Are Rich People Worse Humans?

Are Rich People Worse Humans?


Do you ever get the sense that rich people are more likely to be rude or self-centered? Well we decided it was time to find out whether or not rich people are actually more likely to be jerks. Ever been cut off while driving? It was more likely by a Mercedes than a 20 year old junker. Multiple studies have found that the more expensive your car is the more likely you are to not only cut in front of other vehicles But also drive through crosswalks when a pedestrian is waiting to cross. In one study those with the most expensive cars cut pedestrians off 42% of the time. Now, imagine you waited in a line for 10 minutes to buy a coffee and a muffin at Starbucks But when you’re a couple of blocks away you realize that the clerk gave you change for $20 rather than for the $10 you gave him Do you A) savour your coffee and the free $10 or B) go back and return the change? It turns out those with more money are more likely to respond that they would keep it and the amount of money you have also Affects how much you look at people. Using Google glass to track eye movements of people in a study walking around the block Wealthy people spend significantly less time in social gazes in other words They’re more likely to straight-up ignore other people But certainly the rich are more generous in the poor right though the rich may cut a bigger check in the u.s. Nationwide survey data shows that the wealthy contribute a lower percentage of their household income for example a household that makes under $25,000 in the u.s.. Donate around 4.2% of their earnings, but those making $100,000 or more only contribute 2.7%. Even when people are arbitrarily put in charge or given power. It makes them more selfish. Imagine you’re put into a group of 3 people to make some important policy recommendations and you’re told you’re in charge of the group. A plate of 5 yummy cookies gets put in front of you. And naturally everybody takes one. Do you take another? it turns out in studies the person in charge is most likely to take the fourth cookie while everybody leaves the last one on the Plate to be polite so our rude people just more likely to become rich Or does being rich make you worse? counter to what we might believe people who are the most likely to gain power in a group are actually the emotionally intelligent ones who focus on others practice generosity and aren’t the bullies Studies even find that college students at the top of the social hierarchy tend to be the most Pro-social and compassionate versus selfish it all goes back to our hunter-gatherer roots where individuals who share food and resources Rise in ranks, but this leads to the power paradox. To gain power you need empathy But once you feel powerful you become more self focused you can even see this in the brain when using fMRI scans Areas like the prefrontal cortex that activate when understanding mental states or considering the thoughts of others, Show less activity in those with a higher social class Poor people also have a greater ability to assess the emotional states of others have more interpersonal interactions greater Eye contact head nodding and laughing compared to richer people who are more likely to self groom fidget Or doodle one possible explanation for this is that people with less materials Resources and privilege rely more on others to meet their needs and this creates a pressure to be more emotionally intelligent So of course not all rich people are jerks But in general as your wealth increases your empathy decreases making rich people Statistically more likely to be jerks for today’s video We’ve teamed up with Audible who’s offering everybody who’s watching this video a chance to try them out for free for 30 days all you have to do is Go to audible.com/ASAP or a text ASAP to 500 500 Download your first title and start listening listening is the best way to finish the content that you love while doing the things you love and audible has the largest selection of audiobooks on this here said planet like our recommendation for today which is the influential mind by Tali sharot. and she looks into how data isn’t always the best way to change somebody’s mind and Instead looks at how our minds actually operate when we’re forming opinions or trying to make arguments audible allows you to switch Seamlessly between devices whether it’s your car your tablet Or your phone it will always keep you up to date on where you last left That’s audible.com/asap or text ASAP – 500 500 Thank you again as always for watching, and we will see you next Thursday for a new science video

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    Evan Michael Hardin

    In my experience, I've never had any problems with rich people. Criminals and homeless people tho…

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    Dalia Flora

    Nah. I know a guy who came from a very wealthy family, his dad is a ceo and he’s a surgeon himself, but he’s the most humble, sweet guy I have ever seen. He’s good looking, talented and smart and yet he never brague about it, and his friends are from différents circles.

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    jACk

    Rich people could end world hunger
    They don’t
    Rich people could provide everyone a home
    They don’t
    Rich people could provide vaccines to millions and ending many diseases
    They don’t
    We could all live well (not perfect but well) but instead most live pretty shit lives while a small group of people can basically have whatever they want and be whatever they want

    So are rich people worse human beings yes absolutely

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    Earla Weese

    Oh, yes. And they take advantage of people who don’t have guns. They magically start respecting you when you have a means of defending yourself.

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    JL Luna

    People who choose option B about the change are just idiots. Returning the money doesn't benefit anyone and nobody cares while it unbenefits you.

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    Zzarcon1

    I'm now thinking of that scene from Breaking Bad where Walter destroys a rich persons car at a Gas station because he cut him off earlier.

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    Thomas Matthys

    This sounds stupid, rich people are where they are because they give value to people, (excluding people who got their money from their parents, who don't need to be jerks but still don't earned their money) and often donate most of their money to charity like Mark Zuckerberg, he donated 99% off his money to charity, if that is being greedy I don't know what poor people are, (I'm not rich but I have common sense)

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    Elliot Rodger

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    That’s funny, because people on the road treat me way better when I’m in my Civic Sedan than when I’m in my Porsche.

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    dolph1nch1ca

    What about ADHD I have a hard time sitting still and autism so I'm bad at understanding others. So am I a bad person or is this normal for someone like me or what. I try but i can't always understand others

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    Nickie Ovien

    From what I have see is that rich people are not brighter then people that work hard for stuff they just get the money from parents.

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    Bradshaw

    I think it is harder for them not to be. No one like not getting their way, poor people are just used to it.

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    PanzerFauz

    Not sure but perhaps it depends on their experience, environment and what do they taught, and what they think since kids. From my experience, from what people said/ stereotype and from what actually happening, some rich people sucks but my rich friends are generous and good, meanwhile there also a lot of poor people are rude, jerks and also gonna blame/ make excuse why they dont have money and pointing finger on rich people but still there are some poor people I met actually kind and good in manner for example. In the end, we can't stereotype rich and poor people since humans tend to be different and don't become a judgmental an stereotyping people if we don't know much about someone, you gotta fit in their shoes to understand every single people.

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    Kangaroo Fam

    Bill Gates is not rude and is a multi-billionaire and owns a large company that you may know to be Microsoft.

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    Bes Real

    I don't need Audible. I've got youtube. Free is always better and 1 person only has time to do one thing. So they either need to be making money or at least not spending any. Avoid everything with a price for as long as you can endure living without it. Chances are you never even needed it and won't use it enough to get you $'s worth.

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    alextheskaterdude07

    This is why today’s youth are embracing socialism. They see the rich who are often selfish and often don’t help others, so they get jealous, rather than trying to work hard to become like them. If the rich became more empathetic and more caring, this wouldn’t be such a common view. And for those who say “being stingy is how the rich became rich.” I say no, you don’t get rich by counting exactly $4.77 at the coffeehouse instead of giving the clerk $5 and telling them to keep the change as a tip.

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    J H

    The first part of my childhood was around poor people, up until high school. Grades 9-12 I went to a rich school, and lived in that community until my early 20’s. Seeing both worlds first hand gave me what I feel is a more accurate view on the world. All I can say is poor people are LOSERS. When I was poor I hated rich people. Later I realized that was just poor programming. I’d still be poor, and blaming the world for my problems if I hadn’t been exposed to the other side. Rich people think differently. They are mentally programmed by their parents to succeed. Poor people are programmed to fail.

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    Dark Star

    Most I have known are POS.
    Most…not ALL.
    But I have found if you are wealthy the wealthy is better disposed to you…..not that one can control that too much, of course.

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    Peter Pickle

    The monopoly experiment does a much better job of explaining this and also demonstrates why people can't/won't see bias that benefits them.

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    A_RandomAnimation Channel

    If you and your 3 friends had 5 cookies and wanted to share them equally then all of you eat 1 then divide the 2 cookies into 3 parts them you get 2 parts each

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    Bonny D.

    I just went to a public meeting about the redevelopment of a public housing development. I can tell you this: the most rude, crass, bullying and just plain nasty people at the meeting were the people who lived in the housing development, with the rudest, most entitled person being the president of the tenants' association. They ranted, raved. If you expressed concerns and didn't leave there, these buttholes would say, "Keep your opinions to yourself. You don't have the right to state any objections…" Being poor doesn't make you morally superior.

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    Bonny D.

    My experience is that the more entitled a person is, the more likely the person is to be a butthole. My brother could have been low end wealthy, but he isn't. He dresses to impress. He has to live in a fancy part of town. He has to have a fancy car, fancy clothes. He gambles and drinks to excess. He is personality disordered–severely mentally ill. Based on the wealthy people I know, those who were handed money and didn't have to work for it can be entitled jerks. Those who got their money through scamming are jerks. Those who got their money honestly are less likely to be jerks–and are more likely to mentor.

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    Mini Nightmare

    I know people that own millions around my area and they are honestly nice people. They've donated about 3 million dollars to saint Jude (the child cancer organization)

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    Aaron Stubbs

    The more sucked into consumerism (chasing money) people are the less empathetic they tend to be.

    So yes rich people often are jerks. Not all the time, there is always the exception, but generally if they’ve worked their nuts off all their life to get the money (more often than not) then they tend to be jerks because of the life wasted working so much, and the stress involved. Tends to give them a bigger chip on their shoulder.

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    0verBoard

    First point is a lie lol. My uncle owns a 2012 lamborghini aventador and has multiple friends with expensive cars, he nor his friends do this shit

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    J Style

    Yes I met my rich sister after being adopted just recently in my 30's and she was the most greedy person I ever met in my life. Her adopted mother was rich and made her a shity greedy person

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    The Incredible Incognito

    Rich people are by far the most evil selfish assholes in the world and jealousy has nothing to do with it. Sure not all of them are evil but I still can't bring myself to respect them.

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    edward batista

    Are you sure about the car thing. I would imagine that people with less expensive cars would drive less reckless because they don’t want to damage their car.

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