It seems as though people lose their sense of self the moment they gain a bit of wealth. At least this is what the media would like for us to believe. Every time the media shares anything about someone who has a great deal of money, they tend to project them as being incurable snobs who just can’t seem to understand the basics of humanity. Of course, that’s only when they aren’t traveling in their G5 and attempting to make everyone else feel insignificant.
This stereotype is unfortunate because it serves the same purpose as most ignorant stereotypes that exist. It leads those who aren’t rich to believe that rich people can’t help but be snobbish, uncaring, robots who only seem to desire more, more, more. One video compounds the idea that rich girls look down on poor girls, and that poor girls have something of value to teach the rich girls. It’s amazing how everyone wants to believe that poor people are somehow more appreciative than those who have money. Maybe it’s because it’s the poor people who make the videos that we watch regarding this issue.
If you have ever met a poor person, you should already know that they are not all perfect, loving people. Poor people are still people who have their own issues of distrust, dislike, desire, and anger. They aren’t all happy, loving, appreciative, and grateful people who are simply waiting by the roadside to teach a rich person a thing or two about being a caring human being. In the end, it all boils down to understanding that people are all different and they treat one another differently based on their own personal experiences. We shouldn’t assume anything about anyone until we provide them with the opportunity to prove themselves, first. Have you made prejudgments about someone only to find out that they were far from what you thought once you met them? If so, tell us all about it. We promise not to judge you because of it.