I mean, if he was poor, would you listen to him?
I used to warn people not to be so naïve to believe that a necktie means someone decent. I have to evolve the warning to, ignore the richest.
We don’t want to be rich at any price (pardon the pun). At the end of the day, we want to be morally sound. Most people don’t try to rob banks. If we can’t become a millionaire legally, so, possibly, that’s not for us.
There are other reasons why the richest are often insufferable.
1. They play generous, saintly philanthropists with the spoils they harked in from the poorest.
2. They are so spoiled that, non-stop, they need to be praised, placated, and showered with attention.
3. They often have opportunities to do evil that normal people don’t have and use them.
4. With their money, they have much too much political influence on democracies where each person should count equally.
5. They are not loving people and liberally spread their hatred through the naïve media that think they need to pass on their blood libels.
6. They themselves admit their hatred is worse than their greed because ‘I don’t care if my [wicked] opinions cost me money.’
7. The media focusing on these spoiled, wicked brats perpetuate the idea that having cash and doing it all alone means you’re a success.
8. Avoid those who selectively flatter the richest for any of the above.
9. But also remember that the poorest can be immoral and stupid.
10. Don’t begrudge their money or assume they are happier.
Musk, Trump, Epstein, and some others deserve to not get any media platform. At least not in a democracy and its free press.