The Crux of the Matter

The Crux of the Matter

And, there you have it.

It’s not psychologically healthy for players in the game of the economy to be abundantly more wealthy than others, because it detaches them mentally from the lived reality that is around them.

It’s not socially healthy for people to be abundantly more wealthy than others because of the ill effects that this has on the social cohesiveness that is the miniature society in play during these games.

And, it’s certainly not environmentally healthy for people to be abundantly more wealthy than others because of the damage that they do to the place that they actually live.

As we have seen, the difference in a country’s income levels does not effect economic growth or health.  Equal countries can have high growth in a not statistically different manner than countries with high income inequality.

Therefore, poverty is a choice that we live with.

And it’s a shame that we’re enabling those who simply have the virtue of having more wealth than others to make the significant choices in our world, because it ultimately works to at their own disadvantage on the grand scheme of things, regardless of the logic and/or rationalizations that they make to justify their positions.

In fact, it is precisely that rationalization of the non-rational and non-factual that makes them so psychologically dangerous to themselves and to others.  They deny reality for the sake of a small self “gain” that a brain in a healthy state of mind wouldn’t make.

And it is all thanks to their apparently mal-adapted brains that they behave like this.

Silly brains.

Think about it.

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