This example can be rhymed or echoed through countless areas. Pick any one. Say you are a rich man. And everyone suddenly becomes your friend because you are a rich man and deems you important and “desirable”. So you believe in these thoughts that society has born and describes you and which you choose to embrace. Suddenly your ego grows and you become arrogant.
You demand others that society deems less worthy than you of serving you. You treat them often with disdain and contempt, and you feel superior to them. But this is all an illusion…Suppose any number of a thousand things happen to make you a poor man again. What if communists come in and change the ownership system? What if the country is invaded? But more commonly, what if the economy changes and all your interests are hit hard. The stock market or real estate market tanks, and suddenly you are left with nothing. What then?
Suddenly you are a poor man. Society then tells you that you are now worth less…hence worthless. The same people you met as you rose up are now meeting you on your way down. And they remembered how you treated them. Because you are now a poor man, society deems you worthless and valueless. And you will believe them because you believed them when you were worth so much more money.
And now the relative misery comes with a vengeance.