Does Money Make You Mean...?

January 24, 2007 12:59pm CST
A recent article has the following to say: 'A recent behavioural study shows that people with money on their minds are less helpful, less considerate, and less willing to engage with others than those who have not been preconditioned with money...' View the entire article here: http://www.davesdaily.com/out.php?id=23833&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.wftv.com%2Ffamily%2F10807124%2Fdetail.html So, my question to you is this -- do YOU think that money makes you behave differently? Not neccesarily MEAN, but different in any other ways? I think, since I joined MyLot, I've learnt how hard some people will work for money, and that people will go to any length for extra cash.
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• India
24 Jan 07
you might be right. When you have enough money to buy any thing then you can say Money is not important. But If you don't have money, and runing for it and want to injoy then you can not look otherthen yourself. Earning money is necessary but running behind money is really bad.
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24 Jan 07
You're right -- but how do you draw that fine line in between earning it, and hiding behind it? And does that mean that society's downfall may be the one thing we strive for most of all?
@Tripod (105)
• Philippines
1 Apr 07
Definitely, people with more money have more responsibilites. They tend to be more guarded, less approachable. People that have money also have more people flocking to them, that could be a problem too. Wealth is a huge issue to many people, there has to be an alteration in personality somewhere along the line, it's just natural.
@nomoso (652)
• India
15 Mar 08
yes of course she is right money makes a man popular and likable by everyone....when you don't have money then you will know who your real friends are and their true color...since my life i have been in money strains and still i am in, so i know how people treat those with less money and those with more..
• Regina, Saskatchewan
31 Mar 08
Money can and often does, make a person selfish. And selfish people can be mean, rude and inconsiderate. Having money does not make a person better than everyone else. It just makes them richer financially and poorer humanitarily. Sad huh?
@chiyosan (29388)
• Philippines
31 Mar 08
I think some people are mean by nature and this is not caused by money. People tends to keep things for themselves and of course earning money is a bit hard so they would want to keep their resources to themselves - that is understandable. As for me, i think people who have more than enough should not be afraid to share their blessings - to whom much is given, much is expected... :) I have always dreamed of being able to share whatever i have in excess to those who needs them. I knew how hard it is to get help from someone, its like you have a contagious disease when people knows you dont have money and might borrow from them.. people will just tend to avoid you and pretend not to hear you or something... having experienced how hard it is to live each day striving, and making ends meet.. i guess if i will have lts and lots of money i will not be mean... i will be more compassionate cause i knew how hard it was for the likes of them.
@msfreeze (89)
• United States
28 Mar 08
i think that some people think that if they have money everyone automatically expects a handout. i think that if you remember your priorities and if you worked hard for your money and remember where you came from you can beat the odds.
@indianfun (136)
• India
25 Jan 07
yes i do hope that money do make men mean ....
@kibito (183)
• Bulgaria
24 Jan 07
Different may be, but mean .. i dont think. It is some kind of changing some main parts of your lifestyle. For some this is very different to change lifestyle, but for other this is one great moment in their lifes. When you make some money you understand how the biggest part of people in the world are feeling in the most moments in their life and what is waiting for you for the rest of your life ;)
@BittyBiddy (2905)
• Ireland
24 Jan 07
I have often heard it say that it's the ones who don't have it (money) who give it. I've often found this to be very true too. When any charitable cause comes up I've found that , generally, people who are not well off will give to the cause quicker than people who have plenty of money.