Entitled and Deserving

I expected behavioural changes in the rigged monopoly game. This is in-line with the results of the Stanford Prison Experiment. Roles affect behaviour. The plus for me was the circular relationship I saw between entitlement and the need to justify achievements.

Paul Piff shows that people with money feel they deserve it.  When we have success, we need to justify it; Our mind finds an answer. The answer tells us we deserve our success: “I earned it, I want to hang on to it and I am better than the less successful.”

Related:
Stanford prison experiment (wikipedia.org)
Paul Piff: Does money make you mean? (ted.com)

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