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    Greater Good | 6 min
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    • jbuchana
      Scout
      6 months ago

      I wonder if only people who come from wealth lack compassion, or do those who come from a poorer background and become wealthy lose their compassion on the way up.

    • Jessica6 months ago

      But what we lose, ironically, is exposure to suffering.

      While I don’t ever wish for anyone to undergo traumatic, high-stakes, high-pain experiences, those experiences are really the ones that transcend our lives and teach us lessons that could not have been learned otherwise.

      On a parallel note... when I was a student, I wondered if instructors remembered what it was like to be a student. At work, I wonder if upper management remember what it was like to be junior staff. At what point up the ladder does that empathy and compassion start wearing off?

    • SEnkey
      Top reader this weekScoutScribe
      6 months ago

      Increased wealth correlates to decreased compassion.