They say we need to give more….BUT….. Part One

The (liberal) rich always say that more needs to be given.

Harry Reid is rich, and always says that others need to give more to help, but his record of giving himself is dismal.

John Kerry is another rich person. His wife, and him are filthy rich, and they always say that we need to give more to help others. But their record of giving is also very dismal. Obama, the same way. And there is now scientific proof showing why the rich are this way. The article below I got from a site called Psych Central. I put the link for the following article, in the title of it. This is totally interesting, and reveiling:

The Rich are different. They may be less Empathetic
By Rick Nauert PhD Senior News Editor

Reviewed by John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on August 10, 2011
The Rich Are Different: They May Be Less Empathetic Americans may tend to think theirs is a classless society, but new research confirms that social class influences the way we think and act, and how we view the world.

Experts believe social class extends beyond our income bracket, reflecting the clothes we wear, the music we like, who we hang out with, and how we interact with others.

According to the authors of a new article in Current Directions in Psychological Science, people from lower classes have fundamentally different ways of thinking about the world than people in upper classes—a fact that should figure into debates on public policy.

“Americans, although this is shifting a bit, kind of think class is irrelevant,” said psychologist Dr. Dacher Keltner, who cowrote the article with Dr. Michael W. Kraus and Paul K. Piff, a graduate student at the University of California, Berkeley. “I think our studies are saying the opposite: This is a profound part of who we are.”

People who come from a lower-class background have to depend more on other people. “If you don’t have resources and education, you really adapt to the environment, which is more threatening, by turning to other people,” Keltner said.

“People who grow up in lower-class neighborhoods, as I did, will say,’ There’s always someone there who will take you somewhere, or watch your kid. You’ve just got to lean on people.’”

Wealthier people don’t have to rely on each other as much. The authors believe this causes differences that show up in psychological studies.

Researchers also suggest people from lower-class backgrounds are better at reading other people’s emotions, and that they are more likely to act altruistically.

“They give more and help more. If someone’s in need, they’ll respond,” Keltner said. When poor people see someone else suffering, they have a physiological response that is missing in people with more resources.

“What I think is really interesting about that is, it kind of shows there’s all this strength to the lower class identity: greater empathy, more altruism, and finer attunement to other people,” he says.

Of course, there are also costs to being lower-class. Health studies have found that lower-class people have more anxiety and depression and are less physically healthy.

Upper-class people are different, Keltner said.

“What wealth and education and prestige and a higher station in life gives you is the freedom to focus on the self,” he said. In psychology experiments, wealthier people don’t read other people’s emotions as well. They hoard resources and are less generous than they could be.

Keltner believe these inherent differences influence public policy, or perhaps the fractious debates that are currently causing a stalemate in our government.

One implication of this, Keltner said, is that’s unreasonable to structure a society on the hope that rich people will help those less fortunate.

“One clear policy implication is, the idea of nobless oblige or trickle-down economics, certain versions of it, is bull,” Keltner said.

“Our data say you cannot rely on the wealthy to give back. The ‘thousand points of light’—this rise of compassion in the wealthy to fix all the problems of society—is improbable, psychologically.”

The ability to rise in class is the great promise of the “American Dream.” But studies have found that, as people rise in the classes, they become less empathetic.

Other research has found that as people rise in wealth, they become happier—but not as much as you’d expect.

“I think one of the reasons why is the human psyche stops feeling the need to connect and be closer to others, and we know that’s one of the greatest sources of happiness science can study,” Keltner says.

Now if you think about this, with Obama in mind, or John Kerry in mind, or any of the other liberals in office in Washington D.C., you can see why they are like they are. We can see the narcissism in Obama. From this article we can see why he chose Biden for his VP. We can see why they all do what they do. And, if we look at it that way, we can see why we need them, but why we also need them out of power.

We need them there in a small capacity to keep us cognizant of what will happen if they get into power. And we need them out of power to keep them from doing what has been done to this country over the last several years.

I have found that there are basically two different kinds of rich too. The liberal ones who want everyone else to give of themselves, but they won’t, and the Conservative ones. The people who are rich but, still give to charities and help people whenever they can.

Now, scientifically, I hope this explains why liberals are needed, but not in positions of power.

This is part one of this article. Part two is about Narcisissm. Stay tuned friends.

May God bless our efforts to help get America back, and put God back into our country.
God, Bless America. Bless Americans. And Bless us to start using more common sense.


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