It’s been my experience as well that the wealthiest people are also the least likely to give, even when there is dire need. Wealth destroys a person’s ability to empathize and form genuine connections with others. There are few things more corrosive to the soul than wealth. It hollows a person out and turns them into hungry ghosts, forever trying to satisfy a greed that expands beyond whatever they already have, all the while extinguishing their love for what really matters in life.