In the News (from ScienceDaily): “Crises are said to bring people closer together. But a new study from UC Berkeley suggests that while the have-nots reach out to one another in times of trouble, the wealthy are more apt to find comfort in material possessions.
“’In times of uncertainty, we see a dramatic polarization, with the rich more focused on holding onto and attaining wealth and the poor spending more time with friends and loved ones,” said Paul Piff, a post-doctoral scholar in psychology at UC Berkeley and lead author of the paper published online in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. …
“’Given the very different forms of coping that we observe among the upper and lower classes, our research suggests that in times of economic uncertainty and social instability, disparities between the haves and the have-nots could grow ever wider,’ Piff said.”
My Comment: The crisis will continue with breaks until it equalize everyone. People will understand, as during disasters, that only kind relationships can save them. And, in addition, the connection between unity and good luck will be manifested more clearly.