“Emotional differences between the rich and poor, as depicted in such Charles Dickens classics as ‘A Christmas Carol’ and ‘A Tale of Two Cities,’ may have a scientific basis. Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, have found that people in the lower socio-economic classes are more physiologically attuned to suffering, and quicker to express compassion than their more affluent counterparts.”
–Yasmin Anwar. “Lower Classes Quicker to Show Compassion in the Face of Suffering.” UC Berkeley News Center. Dec. 19, 2011. Web.