The most famous line of Queen Marie Antoinette was this one: “Well, let them eat cake!”
She is supposed to have said this when told that the poor people were going hungry because they had no bread. There is no official record, however.
Yet even today, this expression is the most blatant illustration of the kind of ignorance living in luxury can produce, a complete detachment from the world most people live in.
And it is true that simply throwing money at a problem to make it go away is a solution most “normal” people do not have.
Funny enough, I was once told that if something could be solved by spending money, it is not a problem.
That’s another instance of the kind of arrogance rich people can develop – since not having the money to throw at problems is THE true problem behind most suffering of less fortunate people.
Of course, we do not want to become that kind of ignorant person.
On the other hand, maybe there is no reason to worry. If you’re reading this blog, you have plenty of experience of life as a non-rich person. With luck, you’ve always had enough money for your daily life. You probably had or have friends with less.
And that creates an understanding of life that people lack who have grown up in a luxury environment.
There is little danger of you becoming ignorant. And there are several celebrities who remember their humble roots – look at Bill Gates, for example, and how he works in his foundation to solve medical problems. Or how the Prince of Wales runs his organic farms.
If that isn’t enough to reassure you, here’s some tapping.
Even though rich people are incredibly ignorant and arrogant, and I’ll never want to become that kind of person, I’m totally okay the way I am, and I now choose to know that I can be rich and caring at the same time.
Even though I hate that incredible ignorance and arrogance some rich people display, and I will never, ever become that kind of person, I’m totally okay the way I am, and I now give myself permission to be rich and compassionate.
Even though rich people are so ignorant and arrogant that it makes me sick, I’m still a great person, and I now choose to become a rich author who is not arrogant at all.
Who is the most ignorant and arrogant person you know?
How does this person make you feel?
What happened while you were tapping?
And finally – what are you writing right now?
Would love to hear from you!
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PS: You’ll find my personal experiences with these beliefs in the comment section. Because I am tapping with these very sentences, I’m inviting you to join me on this journey, and share your experiences.
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