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Re: Rich A-hole Syndrome
« Reply #10 on: October 07, 2019, 05:33:17 AM »
There is some an interesting implication for politics here, as there is a tendency for super rich to get involved more so in the US than anywhere else. Not all of them are A$$holes, but some of them are. We probably should caution the motives to “serve the country” a bit in general. It may just be another way to assert status and power in some cases.

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Re: Rich A-hole Syndrome
« Reply #11 on: October 07, 2019, 06:27:47 AM »
Great topic. It corroborates one behavior I see everyday while driving. Like this article says 4 out of 5 times it’s the swanky car that cuts in at the very last minute at every lane merge. I am fairly certain that one day I will be involved in an Insurance event with one of these AH’s.

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Re: Rich A-hole Syndrome
« Reply #12 on: October 07, 2019, 12:03:42 PM »
There is some an interesting implication for politics here, as there is a tendency for super rich to get involved more so in the US than anywhere else. Not all of them are A$$holes, but some of them are. We probably should caution the motives to “serve the country” a bit in general. It may just be another way to assert status and power in some cases.
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You could say the same about politicians. Unless that’s who you were referring too  :P

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Re: Rich A-hole Syndrome
« Reply #13 on: October 07, 2019, 01:43:48 PM »
I see many PAHs and MAHs in addition to RAHs when I drive (P= poor, M= middle class). I think AH-ness is a normal probability distribution independent of wealth. People notice RAHs more because they drive nicer cars in general. Also one cannot ignore the sub-conscious envy/jealousy factor at work. RAH may bother people more than a MAH or PAH.

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Re: Rich A-hole Syndrome
« Reply #14 on: October 07, 2019, 01:46:28 PM »
Enjoyed the article and the responses.

As I have gotten older I really have a ton of respect for the super rich who remain humble. 
Maybe it is best to live your life materialistically like a middle class person even if you can afford more - old car, moderate size house, basic foods and restaurants, fly coach, etc.  I little discomfort now and then makes one tougher and humbler.

The other thing that I run into a lot is essentially people engaged in legal theft from others.  It is disgusting and lacks character.  And for what - a little bit of coin. 

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Re: Rich A-hole Syndrome
« Reply #15 on: October 07, 2019, 04:10:03 PM »
I see many PAHs and MAHs in addition to RAHs when I drive (P= poor, M= middle class). I think AH-ness is a normal probability distribution independent of wealth. People notice RAHs more because they drive nicer cars in general. Also one cannot ignore the sub-conscious envy/jealousy factor at work. RAH may bother people more than a MAH or PAH.

An ass from any other financial class would smell as shit.
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Re: Rich A-hole Syndrome
« Reply #16 on: October 07, 2019, 06:35:37 PM »
I see many PAHs and MAHs in addition to RAHs when I drive (P= poor, M= middle class). I think AH-ness is a normal probability distribution independent of wealth. People notice RAHs more because they drive nicer cars in general. Also one cannot ignore the sub-conscious envy/jealousy factor at work. RAH may bother people more than a MAH or PAH.

Poor and middle class assholes are easier to dismiss. Rich assholes live rent free in your head because jealousy is also involved.

This is why people remember the Benz that cuts them off when merging lanes, but not the 1989 Toyota Corolla.

Assholes are probably evenly distributed amongst the wealth groups, as are (I would wager) most personality characteristics.
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Re: Rich A-hole Syndrome
« Reply #17 on: October 07, 2019, 06:53:53 PM »
I've met one rich asshole. I've met plenty of middle class assholes. And I've met even more poor assholes. And in most cases I've seen the richer people get the less assholish they become and vice versa. As my friend has gotten poorer he has become a bigger asshole. My cousin on the other hand has become much less of an asshole the older and richer he has gotten.

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Re: Rich A-hole Syndrome
« Reply #18 on: October 07, 2019, 07:12:51 PM »
Everyone appears to be an asshole to someone else.

There's plenty of opportunities to be an asshole.

Everyone knows at least one asshole.

Wealthy assholes get more visibility.

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Some parting thoughts on the subject from Zappa.

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Ram it,
Ram it,
Ram it,
Ram it up your poop shoot.

Don't fool yourself girl,
it's going right up your poop chute.

(Frank sure knew how to write lyrics, huh?)

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Oh snap, speaking of assholes, "Too Many Puppies" played right after BBB.
Les Claypool's got me thinking about taking up the bass.
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Re: Rich A-hole Syndrome
« Reply #19 on: October 07, 2019, 07:54:03 PM »
I see your Zappa and raise you Team America: World Police

https://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Team_America:_World_Police#Dicks,_Pussies,_Assholes_Speech

Obviously some crude language but it gets the point across. Maybe?  ;D
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