Immortality Could Be the Motivation Behind Chasing Money

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Sure, you can’t take it with you, but it appears that money makes people feel immortal. According to a recent psychological study, that’s actually a common human attitude when it comes to earthly riches.

Sure, you can’t take it with you, but it appears that money makes people feel immortal. Hey, and as long as you’ve got some, why worry about the baggage restrictions in the beyond?

According to a recent psychological study, that’s actually a common human attitude when it comes to earthly riches.

It could also explain why we spend so much time working, even if we don’t really need the cash to survive.

The team, comprised of researchers from universities in Colorado and Warsaw, conducted several experiments to shed light on the deeper values of money.

In one of them they separated the subjects into two groups and had one count money while the other counted plain paper. All were later asked about their feelings towards dying. The money counters were far less concerned about it.

What is behind the magical soothing power of money?

The higher status and self-esteem it gives us while living also influences attitudes, making many believe that the largess they’ve built in life will somehow dissuade the reaper when he comes.

One Russian mogul is tapping into this desire and is soliciting big dollars from billionaires, promising he can turn them into immortal robots.

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