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Response to TygrBright (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2023, 02:15 PM

4. Yes I would believe the hubris of the super rich...

I know it is a turn of phrase but, that is what the super rich operate from, and they do so because society helps.

When you are super rich (think Elon Musk) everyone tells you what a "genius" you are, how special, etc... You get first access to whatever you want, you get special consideration. Where laws are concerned, you get the best lawyers and usually evade any consequences for your actions.

Why the hell wouldn't you be arrogant and believe you are better and deserve all the special consideration?

It is okay to acknowledge the talent of celebrities and athletes and to applaud innovations and innovators. We need to stop worshipping them though. We need to stop putting them on a pedestal and blindly following people with money and power.

They should be held the the HIGHEST standards and their falls from grace should be the hardest, because we entrust them to make life better. If they betray that trust for their own benefit and our harm, they should be punished most severely.

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