If a person is made to believe that they do not matter, they will act accordingly. This basic, yet profound, fact about the human condition has nothing to do with how much a person has in their bank account. It is the folly of our late-stage consumerist capitalist era to confuse access to money with psychological safety. There are plenty of people with money who are addicts to that same pile of money and act accordingly. There are plenty of people with material power, who are addicts to that power and who act accordingly. So, it should not be assumed that just because you have money and power, you are not experiencing scarcity. You may not be experiencing material scarcity, but as Jesus pointed out, Man does not live by bread alone.
I wish you were a permanent guest somewhere in MSM. What a great way to frame this issue. It is what I have felt but couldn't, or simply didn't take the time to hash out in words to myself. You've cleared a path for people who feel the same but hesitate, perhaps to articulate it in an unskillful way-since so many who do get bashed from all sides as the wheel of rebuke continues to spin - in not the most productive of ways.
Jo... these texts are therapie... so good.
Have a great day everyone! :-)