Research reveals entitlement culture

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    Among the wealthy, that is:

    http://healthland.time.com/2013/08/20/wealthy-selfies-how-being-rich-increases-narcissism/
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    Everyone in Jersey feels entitled, especially if you know a fat white liberal lawyer or glorified corporate/government bureaucrat.
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    Hollywood = Leftists = Narcissists... and they're wealthy too. Thank you for pointing out who's who.
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    Here's 10 questions, please bubble these in so we can determine if you're a narcissist.
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    So, if I'm reading this correctly, it seems that the lessen to take from this, is that if you teach your kids to be honest, humble, generous, giving, selfless, altruistic, and 'other' centric (i.e. according to the Christian ethic), you can expect your kids to be poor, needy and dependent...

    ...and if you want them to be wealthy, independent, and successful, you should raise them to be selfish, greedy, mean spirited, narcissitic little gremlins.

    ....just say'n...
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    This just in...rich people are snobs.
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    for what reason?
    1. soul searching
    2. to say 'mirror, mirror on the wall.........'
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    IMO---the label referring to people who consider themselves entitled fit multiple groups such as many in each of the following groups
    ---freeloaders on the low economic end of things---they play the victim role to the point that they have the attitude that they are 'owed' by those who are wealthier, etc
    ---those on the ultra wealthy end---with attitude of entitlement because they are, as the article in Op mentions----'big circles' and that freebies are part of the perks of 'big circles'.

    both of the above are parasites
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    I don't see anything in the OP about rich people wanting freebies. I just see they think very highly of themselves.
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    evidently you did not notice their thinking less of others. Many people with an inflated image of themselves and a low perception of others often develop an attitude of entitlement similar to that of nobles in a two caste system.
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    No real shock here. As old pointed out entitlement mentality exists among all groups. It is probably most prevalent in the outliers of low and high income but let's not kid ourselves as if this does not run across all groups.

    How many on SS/Medicare are willing to sacrifice in order to lessen the damage inflicted on future generations that can afford to? How often do you hear..."I paid in the system therefore..." when one is receiving more than they paid for and could live without the payments. And I am not saying people should not take the benefits being paid. I am saying the willingness to sacrifice is not there creating a situation where Washington continues the redistribution.
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    A lot of shoddy research quoted around here lately.
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    I mostly read on my phone nowadays, but isn't this basically somebody's signature around here?
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    True.

    Seems that we are to believe that there is no difference between "I deserve my stuff" and "I deserve your stuff".

    And then we have this revealing shocker: "The wealthier participants were also more likely to ...... place themselves higher on a self-assessed “class ladder” that indicated increasing levels of income, education and job prestige." Whodathunkit?

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