Talk amongst yourselves. I’ll give you a topic…

What principles are being upheld by rejecting something free purely out of spite? Are we so engrossed in our own feelings of entitlement?

http://arstechnica.com/science/news/2009/06/irrational-markets-people-reject-free-money-out-of-anger.ars

I find it disturbing, but ultimately not surprising considering the number of Reality TV shows that are still broadcasting.

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One thought on “Talk amongst yourselves. I’ll give you a topic…

  1. I can’t say I’m too surprised at this myself. We’ve developed a society where everyone feelings they are obligating things instead of earning things.

    So when you assume people feel they are owed everything, its not too surprising that when posed in a situation where someone gets more than them they would choose the option that leans them both lacking. ITs not logical, and its certainly not smart. But when has that ever stopped humanity for charging forward, eyes closed and head extended first, without checking to see if they were running directly at a brick wall.

    Not that this encompasses all of humanity. Just most of it. There is still the small niche within society as a whole where people react to given situations totally differently. Too bad its a niche and not a norm.

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