If someone holds extreme power or wealth, do you believe they would be ruthless in their efforts to keep it if someone tried to take it?
Necessarily I would depend on the quality of person they are. As well as their morals and perhaps their faith.
Yes. Do I blame them, no.
I have a similar opinion.
In my experience rich ppl don't want into get rich. Their wealth is used solely for self interest.
I believe when you begin talking about the extremely wealthy, you're exactly right.
Nice profile Tera. See we noticed. Lol.
Oops. I mean Tiera.
LOL. Thank you. The cat took a brief hiatus. She'll be back.
Well if I had you bet I would
But, I'm such a nice guy it's hard to imagine
I think it's hard to imagine as well. However, what I've read and what I've seen indicate people will be extremely ruthless to keep what they have and take more if they can.
Probably as protector of a brand new car you finally could afford. It's hard to not be protective of something you have earned.
Yes it is. Congrats on your new car. What model is it?
Yes I think they would. I have the opinion that money does very greedy things to people that have acquired a lot of it.
Is this another Persecuted Christian poll?
No. What would give you that idea?
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Being a Christian did not even enter my mind when I wrote this poll I was thinking of it more as a holistic issue. Extreme power and extreme wealth do not correlate directly with the Christian religion.
Way to generalize, Nemacyst. Not stereotyping at all, eh?
And my comment was prompted a spate of polls about the challenges to Christianity in the US and around the world. This seemed similar.
Human nature we want to keep what we have.
human nature we want to have what we don't
I would need more details to accurately answer this
Most cultures teach the rule of ownership. The culture divides things into mine/yours. That sets up a ruthless defense for owned things. I would fully expect a ruthless response to taking from them.
As would I. You provided a very good analysis.
yes, I think people don't take kindly to those that try to take what's not theirs.
Thank you which. I believe people would not be happy to lose what's theirs.
They would be very protective over it
As they say power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. On the other hand I believe the altruistic "power"of a Gandhi or Mother Theresa is something different altogether!
Anyone would protect what's theirs.
I believe most would. I believe some have the power to be ruthless about it while others have far less.
I think most of us would protect what is ours whether we have a lot or just a little.
I believe you are right. I am speaking more to those who have quite a bit and may be very ruthless in their attempts to keep it.
It could be that some people have more because they are more protective of it, or more selfish in general. I don't think that is always true though. Sometimes ruthlessness may just be a manifestation of competitiveness. All of it is just enough!
I think so too.
As a general rule, yes, but not always
I agree that there are always exceptions.
Agreed. I've met many who I joke would gladly sell other's body parts for power and profit. I've also had the honor of meeting those who use their power and money for the good of all people. The latter are far and few between and I cherish them.
Is that you in the picture? Beautiful!!!
I was going to say the same thing.
Thank you both. Yes, that is me.
It is nice to put a face with your name. :)
Kay beat me to it.
Wait... you were on SOHOA with me right? You look different in your picture because the video is harder to see and be focused.
Thanks to all of you. I was on air with you Kay and it was great. I'm hoping to draw some attention to the fact that there are actual people behind these users on the site. Maybe it will make SOH a little nicer place. :)
@TierasPet, when were you on air?
@pirate. It was a few months back. Episode 41.
@TierasPet, that's amazing. I'll watch it :-)
It was great! I was so nervous though I hardly remember anything anyone said. :)
Kay, I felt the exact same way and when I went back and watched it I realized how many people were talking and I really hadn't heard half of what they were saying. Maybe the next time we go on it will be easier. :)