The artistocrats had arranged marriages and lived of the blood, sweat and tears of others, using people like toliet paper.
What would they know about soul?
Well said. Yeah, looking down on people who have to work to survive smacks of elitism which is a stone's throw away from sheltered cluelessness. It often has to do with disregarding what others have had to work for to make the elitist life possible for another. I have more respect for the slave than for the slave owner, or for the person who works for pay than the one who dismisses their worth as a human being. There is more wisdom to be found when a person has to face something difficult, than when they are in a position to take it for granted.
The first man to raise a fist is the man who's run out of ideas. H.G. WELLS
The first principle is that you must not fool yourself, and you are the easiest person to fool. FEYNMAN If this is monkey pee, you're on your own.SCULLY