Some cultures promote selfishness in forms such as "aspirational" economics,.promoting the idea of "competition" where those with advantage have no mercy and play to win ,until they start to lose,.which suddenly they want welfare,.so long as its called a "bail-out" or "funding" etc.
Such systems forget that its a privilege to profit at the expense of others ,and that there are certain obligations/responsibilities that come with the money/power.
It can breed such an attitude of "entitlement" for the "haves" ,but strangely the same "entitlement" can often be denied or witheld from the "have-nots".
When times get hard,.the inherent contrasts of the greed versus need system ,can come to the fore and be accentuated to the point where something must break ,becos the initial design is flawed.
Overall,. people need the opportunities to attain their best potential.
Not for personal gluttony and materialistic greed ,but for the chance to contribute to society in a meaningful way. Very few people are actually beyond the network ,therefore they are on borrowed time if they choose to ignore the plight of others. One day ,when all bank accounts are wiped from existence ,these things will become obvious.
very good answer.
Some people enjoy seeing others fail. How can they display empathy? It's perverse. They're the same people who laughed at you when you got in trouble as a kid. The people who are amused with others misfortune, and a jealous of others success. Not very attractive qualities.
It's called Hypocracy. Hypocrits practice such lack of compassion.
They don't care about others.