People will let their pride fly out the window while chasing a dollar.
This week, we got a prime example of human greed via a video experiment by YouTube sensation Coby Perskin.
Persin covered a suit jacket in dollar bills and walked the streets of Manhattan. He held up a sign that simply read, “Take what you need,” and people were free to indulge in response. The results will make you weep for mankind.
Sadly, the folks who took the money didn't look like the needed the money at all.
One suit-clad subject told Persin, “I don’t need it, but it’s free. Who wouldn’t take it?” A lady with a Louis Vuitton purse filled her bag with dollars. Likewise, another woman was thrilled to hit the jackpot: “I have a nail appointment tomorrow."
The only person who showed some self control was a homeless person, who probably needed the cash the most. The way the lady was taking the dollars for her nail appointment (who looked like she hasn't seen a hard days work in her life) made me sick.
If this is an example of what the majority of people would do in a situation like this, we need to do better across the board.