Originally Posted by Angela
When it's a limiting belief held at a deeply unconscious level, it's an equivalency: being rich equals being a jerk. The conscious mind makes fine distinctions about some people and their jerkiness, but the unconscious mind does a wide sweep. The unconscious commitment won't allow a conscious "caring" about money undermine it. So if the person in their conscious caring does make lots of money, they'll feel like a jerk, and there's usually no amount of money, in my experience of people, that feels like enough in the face of self-loathing.
Also, they may not even consciously recognize they think rich people are jerks.
I have found this to be true, at least in my past experiences. As I began applying prosperity principles, I noticed how much people are used to criticizing rich people. Statements like these come to mind:
"He's got way too much money"
"That rich bastard"
Such statements often come out without even them realizing it! It reveals a subconscious resistance to being rich. After all, if the person who criticizes is saying that, he wouldn't want to be criticized if he were rich!
Additionally, every criticism we make about someone is a way of hurting ourselves because our subconscious minds will accept everything we hear. I personally believe that our subconscious minds will hear our own criticisms of others and think it's talking about ourselves! Hence the importance of never speaking negatively about money, ever!