For example there's two people in this equation
person A: is in school right now to earn his bachelors degree, is currently working a full time job, others would describe them as responsible and an all around great person. They're 18 years old.
person b: they're 22, aren't in school, and work about 2 jobs and others would describe them as a great person as well. And make it a point to say to person a that they're making more money than them and are about to go to school to earn their degree. They are a bit of an asshole, they like to make person a feel like they're better off in life and are more successful despite the fact that person a is a hard worker and is doing fantastic. they are ahead of person a in a few ways, they have more work experience, they have their own place and their own car. But person a is young and is about to get all of those things.
my question is psychological, why the hell do most normal people feel like they have to prove to everyone how fantastic they are? And why do people actually think that proving to everyone how smart and hardworking they are automatically makes them so? I feel like the smartest person in the room is the person who doesn't feel the need to prove their accomplishments to look for some sort of faulty validation. In all honesty though, I see this everyday.
And yes I do realize me posting this is an oxymoron of sorts.
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Its because many people operate by the principle that if you don't have money and status, you aren't worthy of respect.0