Snobbish behaviour

23 Mar 2016

The world is made up of different people. Some are tall, some are small. Some are tolerant, some have no tolerance at all. Some people are kind, some are unkind. Some are humble, others may behave snobbishly, when they feel they’re a cut above the rest.

Those people tend to think their outlook, their job or their clothes are simply better than ours. The truth is that their outlook, their clothes and their jobs are no better than ours, they’re just different. Just because someone else’s views are different to ours, it doesn’t justify or give them the right to look down on others.

The irony is that people looking down on us, already feel inferior and behaving in a snobbish way is a facade to how they really feel. I’m not sure why having money makes us think we’re better than others, but there does seem to be a correlation.

Those who go on to make money usually start out with very little and come from humble backgrounds. Not all people who become snobbish start out rich. Money seems to change us. I’m not sure why people really can’t be kind and conciliatory and have money. There’s something about money and our changing personalities.

Without money we’re more grounded, more humble. We’re more in tune with our roots. It’s really important we don’t lose sight of our roots, because that’s the part of our life that keeps us focused on our humble beginnings, allowing us to stay grounded and less motivated by money.

6 Responses to “Snobbish behaviour”

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  1. Tim 23. Mar, 2016 at 5:10 pm #

    I’ve had professional and personal relationships with snobbish people most of my adult life. They have an underlying obsessiveness with self and a strong desire to satisfy their materialistic needs, while always preoccupied with feeling superior to other people.

    But what goes up must come down, and nothing I have ever seen compares to the sight of that.

    • Ilana 23. Mar, 2016 at 5:24 pm #

      Thanks Tim. Yes, we probably all know of the type of person you describe in your response Tim.

      I also find it sad that money and attitude come before relationships. Part of the earthly trappings, we know so much about.

      • Tim 24. Mar, 2016 at 7:09 pm #

        I agree Ilana, money and attitude are too often connected. Some people have a lot of dollars, but absolutely no sense.

        • Ilana. 24. Mar, 2016 at 10:06 pm #

          Thanks Tim. It really is a shame it’s not something they see, that others who aren’t in that position may see clearly.

          It seems to be how the world functions. Sadly!

  2. Bonnie Strickland Johns 25. Mar, 2016 at 4:58 am #

    Wow what a great blog Ilana! Just the other day my dad and I were talking about society and money and how a lot of people in this world who have it, seem above the rest of us.

    We live in a money worshiping world, which is so sad. Even some parents are judged for not being ‘good enough’ to their kids because they’re broke. It’s sad really.

    • Ilana 25. Mar, 2016 at 9:27 am #

      Thanks Bonnie. Yes I agree. It’s not right that we’re having to talk or even think about it in this way.

      I personally don’t think we don’t consciously connect our behaviour to how we act and if we did, we’d change it. I too find it sad.

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