Lumpyoatmeal saidCould that be why there are so many assholes in the world? They think the reverse comes true; being less kind will make you wealthy?
Not sure. I suspect it might have something to do with our evolutionary past. Maybe some people are designed to be that way so that they stay on top of the food chain? Not sure.
I find the exact opposite to be true for myself. When I was very poor, I always wanted to help others but I never had the funds to give much monetarily. Now that I have money, I donate a lot and try to help as much as I can to organizations I feel passionately about. I'm also the guy who stops traffic to allow pedestrians to pass.