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Submitted by Vyralize 266d ago | news

Money makes people generally more dishonest

Vyralize: Take two people, give one of them a lot of money, and suddenly they cheat, lie, steal, and break the line to get ahead, at least that’s according to this study. (Culture)

caseh  +   266d ago
Makes sense I guess, people who have more will generally not give a f*ck about people who have no power over them.
GenericNameHere  +   266d ago
Take two people, and give one a gun. I'm gonna predict and say the one with the gun is going to be more violent than the unarmed individual. Anyone with common sense knows that certain factors lead to certain results. Even I would turn to corruption if I had a $1B. Money and power can really change a person, and it takes real discipline to not let these factors change who you are.

Now where's my money? I just basically made a "For Dummies" analysis of the article.
mrbearbear  +   266d ago
Funny I always tell people if I had that kinda money I would go mad with power lol
RedHawkX  +   266d ago
i wouldnt go mad with power like most of you guys. I just never understood that. the fact that you got the money and power should be enough. dont see why people start d*ck measuring when they already made it. the worst thing i would do if i had crazy money and power is start getting rid of bad people and make the world a better place.
wannabe gamer  +   266d ago
isnt that what hitler thought he was doing? with enough power anyone will think what they want is the right thing and what the world needs
GenericNameHere  +   266d ago
What was most amount of money you had at one time? Not saying everyone will, but most people won't probably know what to do with that much money. They'll start going insane, they'll start getting paranoid and think everyone's out for their money, etc. I can't say my own experience, since I'm not a millionaire, but even with the small amount of money I have, I'm always reluctant to share my money. My mom asks $10 for pizza? I tell her use dad's money instead. People become rich. Cool, some of them use that money to help society by donating some of it to charity. However, some also bring out their inner monsters. Money affects everyone differently.

By the way, you said "the worst thing i would do if i had crazy money and power is start getting rid of bad people and make the world a better place."
How, exactly? Are you gonna hire a bunch of people to beat up immigrants and deport them all? Are you gonna hire mercenaries to wipe out the evil fat cats in government? Are you gonna use your own money to give everyone in the community food? Again, you may think this is what you'll do, but who says another scenario can't happen? A lot of money = power. What if you have so much power, that you may think you're trying to create a utopia, when you're really pissing off everyone, and making their lives worse?
Lord_Sloth  +   266d ago
Money just gives people the ability to display the monsters they've always been. Bad people become worse with lots of money. Conversely good people would be more generous.
kingmushroom  +   266d ago
lol true.
mydyingparadiselost  +   266d ago
Hasn't this story been done already over and over again for the past 20 years or so? If you don't know by now that money corrupts your probably one of those corrupted people.
wannabe gamer  +   266d ago
give someone a website and a keyboard and they will try to tell you something obvious and expect praise for it. ...thank me later
SJIND  +   266d ago
Money brings you power, Can Make You Lie, You adopt bad habits, You Want To Earn Fast Money and list goes on ….
Gondee  +   265d ago
What if its money makes people dishonest....
Blasphemy  +   265d ago
For the love of money is the root of all evil.

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