Yes, the higher-incomes work harder
No, higher-incomes don't work harder
You are like the conceited immature girl who whines "don't hate me because I am beautiful". Its a compliment to yourself while playing the victim at the same time. Its sad and its pathetic.
There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old's life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged. One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood, unable to deal with the real world. The other, of course, involves orcs.... John Rogers
No. You'll find people who are rich, poor, comfortable, who don't do crap-physically or mentally. You'll find people who are rich, poor, comfortable who work their asses off, physically or mentally.
"No religion is true, but some religion, any religion, is politically necessary. Law and morality are insufficient for the large majority of men. Obedience to the law and to the morals are insufficient for making men happy. […]Law and morality are therefore in need of being supplemented by divine rewards and punishments."