The Us Versus Them Mindset
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In every society, there is a sense of "us" and "them". This can manifest in many different ways, such as by community, class, economic status, skin color, and race.
Humans naturally gravitate towards the group that they identify with the most, whether that be their family or a larger group based on shared characteristics.
In this blog post, we'll be discussing the "us versus them" mindset as it pertains to the haves and the have nots in the US, specifically the middle and lower classes versus those who are wealthy through successful businesses or investing.
Negative Perceptions of Success
It's not uncommon to see people who have never owned successful businesses or had lots of money belittling those who have.
For example, a real estate investor who owns multiple rental properties may be viewed as greedy or selfish, as if they couldn't have achieved their success without inheriting their wealth or being lucky.
But this type of thinking is often fueled by ignorance.
Many people don't realize that anyone can be successful in business or investing with the right knowledge and resources.
They may believe that it takes a certain level of genius or connections to start a company or invest in real estate, when in reality, these barriers to success can often be overcome.
Overcoming the Us Versus Them Mindset
It's important to recognize that the "us versus them" mindset can be harmful and limiting.
Just because someone is successful in a way that you haven't achieved yet doesn't mean that they are somehow inferior or superior to you as a person.
We all have the potential to be successful in our own way, and it's important to strive for personal growth and development rather than focusing on tearing others down.
By shifting our mindset to one of growth and learning, we can break down the barriers that separate "us" and "them" and create a more united and supportive society.