Skip’s Lexicon: plutopathy

plu-top’-a-thy (n.): A mental illness caused by excess wealth. Symptoms include: shortsighted decision-making; inability to empathize;  self-centeredness bordering on narcissism; heightened sense of privilege; atrophy of the altruistic parts of the brain;chronic feelings of insufficiency; inability to feel satisfied; tendency to reduce all relationships to economics.

Advertisements

One response to “Skip’s Lexicon: plutopathy

  1. I was thinking plutopathy might be a particular feeling of compassion for the dispossessed and disenfranchised, even without being able to empathize.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s