how unequal is your society?


How society makes us mad.

“Mental illness” is more prevalent in unequal societies – and  the more unequal a society is, then the more people in that society will be  given a diagnosis of “mental illness”, including and especially “serious mental illness”.

Similarly, this inequality  also means more people lack access to resources that can help them recover.

How unequal is your society?
This video illustrates data about wealth distribution in USA, and also data from a study inquiring about Americans’ perception of wealth distribution in their own country .


unequal idealIdeal It starts by showing the results of a survey asking about what Americans regard as an “ideal” wealth distribution for their society.

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unequal-thinkThink Then it shows what people think is the real  distribution of wealth.

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unequal-actualActual You might me shocked to see just how different both these are from  the “real” actual reality of wealth distribution in America today.

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Clearly, as it states in the very last line of the video “the reality in this country is not what we think it is.”

The reality in this country is not what we think it is.

So, whatever country you find yourself, in the data may not be as startling as it is in USA but still, ask yourself this question…

– “is the reality in this  country what I think it is?”

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