Same. It’s cultural, Stephen Sovie, as it is the height of rudeness in Europe. In France, going on about how much you make or have is the quickest way to alienate everyone, including family.
In America, money bragging seems to be a badge of honor though, as if human worth were a dollar figure. And many folks are proudly greedy as a result.
On this platform, those attitudes are magnified to the point that making money on Medium has spawned several publications, e-courses, and even some e-books.
The end result is what you pointed out: it’s getting harder to find something worth reading.
Thanks for the mention; I hadn’t realized I was your first follower! 😊