“Mankind accepts good fortune as his due, but when bad occurs, he thinks it was aimed at him, done to him, a hex, a curse, a punishment by his deity for some transgression, as though his god were a petty storekeeper, counting up the day’s receipts.” — Sheri S. Tepper, The Visitor
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.”
Stanford prison experiment (wikipedia.org)
Paul Piff: Does money make you mean? (ted.com)