Pragma Synesi – interesting bits

Compendium of interesting bits I come across, with an occasional IMHO

The rich think differently about money

“…The mid­dle class fo­cuses on sav­ing money, he says; the rich fo­cuses on how to earn it. The mid­dle class wor­ries about money; the rich dream about it. The mid­dle class has a “lot­tery men­tal­ity,” be­liev­ing their lives are in­flu­enced by luck or other ex­ter­nal forces; the rich has an “ac­tion men­tal­ity,” where they de­ter­mine their own fu­tures…”

From The Globe and Mail, September 21, 2012:

How the other half thinks

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April 3, 2013 Posted by | anthropology, behaviour, brain | , , , | 2 Comments

The rich are selfish

At least more selfish than the poor. But not all is lost: if the rich are reminded, they can act with more compassion.

From The Economist, July 31, 2010:

The rich are different from you and me

They are more selfish

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January 28, 2011 Posted by | behaviour, psychology, sociology | , , , | Leave a comment