Educating people is a waste of time. It's best to just let people think what they think and move on with your life. When it comes to topics like this, people tend to "zone out", and place themselves in a mindset that won't allow them to take stock in what they are being told. Even if it's the stone cold truth.I totally agree with you guys... AND it's very difficult to influence someone if we're judging them.
I personally believe this "eat the rich" mentality that seems to be getting more and more prevalent every day is incredibly toxic, but it comes from ignorance.
If someone truly believes that someone else is cheating, or the game is rigged, or they're a thief -- of course they are going to feel upset.
"here's a bad guy in front of me"
It's up to us to educate people. It sure as hell isn't easy, and it's only going to get harder especially with these characters in the media that constantly have a spotlight on them while they're trying to manipulate people to their cause... whether it's for votes or views...
But that's my 2 cents
It's a coping mechanism. In their mind, the rich person is "up there", and they are down below. Therefore, they are going to believe whatever makes them comfortable with reality.
"He's rich, im broke, but at least I am ethical"
"He made a million dollars, but he took $100k from 10 people. Therefore I am better than him"
Getting through to them is basically making them acknowledge that they aren't who they think they are. Suicidal thoughts usually follow, which is why their minds fight so hard to believe the BS that will put them at ease
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