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People are only mean when theyre threatened, and thats what our culture does. Thats what our economy does
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"People are only mean when they're threatened, and that's what our culture does. That's what our economy does"

- Mitch Albom

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This quote by Mitch Albom speaks with the concept that people are only indicate when they feel threatened. This is something that is seen in our culture and economy. In our culture, individuals are typically pitted versus each other in order to get ahead. This develops a sense of competition and insecurity, which can result in individuals being mean to each other. Similarly, our economy is based on a system of winners and losers, which can also cause people feeling threatened and lashing out. This quote speaks to the concept that when people feel threatened, they can become mean and hostile. It is necessary to acknowledge this vibrant and strive to develop a culture and economy that is based on cooperation and shared respect.

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USA Flag This quote is written / told by Mitch Albom somewhere between May 23, 1958 and today. He was a famous Writer from USA. The author also have 7 other quotes.

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