Success and the green card to arrogance

If anyone has taken time off to monitor the conduct of some of our successful individuals, this is what you will see. Some don’t smile often, speak with a commanding and dominating voice, have a swaggering walk and posture, think they matter most and always want the “red carpet” treatment.

If anyone has taken time off to monitor the conduct of some of our successful individuals, this is what you will see.

Some don’t smile often, speak with a commanding and dominating voice, have a swaggering walk and posture, think they matter most and always want the “red carpet” treatment.

They treat subordinates or less fortunate people with immortal cruelty and boast about their large fortune just to make others feel less-adequate.

I have also heard accounts of  some employers or “bosses” beating-up, taunting and yelling at their subjects ,they think by offering one a way out to earn a living, they have the audacity to do anything to other’s lives and just get away with it.

Mark Twain’s once said, “The offspring of riches is pride, vanity, ostentation, arrogance and tyranny”.

 Yes, I agree with the saying, it clearly reflects what our society has turned into norm that an “achiever” or a materially wealthy person should get a license to treat his subordinates or less privileged persons with little or no respect.

But why should someone make others feel out of place just because they fulfilled a common life achievement like gathering wealth? The purpose of money is to make life bearable but not make us lose human virtues like kindness and tolerance.

What they forget is that, before they became rich, they were grassing just like the people they presently despise, they have a twisted belief that the only way they can value themselves is by putting down those who surround them.

However, I place confidence in the fact that society can still disprove Mark Twain’s adage, that one can become an achiever or acquire vast riches but still maintain a character of humility and quiet confidence.

Rich people can borrow a leaf from Warren Buffet and Bill Gates who are so calm, compassionate and humble despite being the world’s top billionaires.

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