Minimizing the efforts of others

Why do we do this?

Why do we equate other peoples success to luck or privilege while simultaneously view our situation as circumstantial?

Most of it has to do with our narration. When we can insulate ourselves it lets us off the hook. When we have no responsibility then we can’t take it.

There’s a reason why many people who win the lottery eventually end up with the exact same as before. Think about it.