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Social Order and Hierarchy. As Humans our brains are designed to see where we fit in the social order. If someones success is perceived as a threat, it can lead to anxiety and fear from the person whom is resentful and jealous. While in the modern world there is no need for this fear, our ancestors had to compete within their tribe(s) for ...
What you describe is known as Selective Exposure to Information. Selective exposure is a theory within the practice of psychology, often used in media and communication research, that historically refers to individuals’ tendency to favor information which reinforces their pre-existing views while avoiding contradictory information. Below find ...
Quiet simply: loss aversion People are adverse to loss, the majority of people who are wealthy pay into a system they get little direct benefit from, in comparison to poorer people who tend to get back what they put in or more depending on circumstance. However the rich, and everyone else, benefit from being in wealthy westernised societies with higher ...
With wealth comes required security, at least if you value your existence and temporary stay on this earth. Also, like the first comment stated, a lot of wealth is hidden, usually (my personal opinion at least) for means of not paying taxes or something along those lines.
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