People who are only concerned with themselves and who will take negative action against others in order to have personal gain are more and more common in our culture. It is our own doing, because we have clearly aggrandized the successfully greedy. We have made people who do nothing and yet earn millions the most popular and “followed” celebrities. It is clear in our admiration that we will follow those with money, even if they are greedy and mean, victimizing people in order to put money in their own pockets.
For the most part, we won’t even find out what kind of person we are admiring. Papa John, who makes pizza, lives in a 40,000 square foot house, but pays his staff $8.00 per hour. He is a thief of human well-being and uses capitalism as defense for his crimes. Papa John is followed for his business acumen, but his formula is very easy. Use your superior position to take advantage of others, as much and as long as you can. Use your money to legislate in your favor, pay senators and congressmen to ensure that minimum wage is not increased. Make it impossible for people to get health care, it is very expensive and as an American business man you will pay for nothing that is not for yourself or your own family.
On a therapist’s sofa the American business man would be diagnosed as sociopaths who engage in psychopathic behavior.
It is no surprise that spoiled brats run amuck in our culture. Our role models are incredibly horrible examples of humanity.