I think that today’s society has an obsession with being rich and powerful and I feel that in the world today the pressure to be the rich and successful is what is causing a great deal of corruption in the business world and in politics in today’s culture. I believe that in the past, having a steady job and being able to support one’s family has been considered a very honorable thing, however (unfortunately) I believe people are now judged by the amount of money and power they have (come hand in hand in today’s society). I believe the main reason people have this goal of being rich and powerful is mainly because today’s pop culture idolizes people who are rich and famous. Every tv show (MTV Cribs), newspaper, magazine, commercial, etc talks about rich and powerful people and I think that because the world is so infatuated with becoming rich and powerful, people have been doing whatever possible to become as rich and powerful as possible. Unfortunately, many people nowadays are breaking laws and doing many unethical things to become this rich and powerful and I believe that this is mainly because of how pop culture focuses on the rich and powerful and does not focus on those who are working hard and earning an honest living.