I have all kinds of friends from all kinds of backgrounds.
I have friends who come from the most venerable families and are fortunate enough to have inherited the vast resources to match their august surnames. Surprisingly enough, for all the lineage, culture, and assets, they are mostly the ones who live simply, in that peculiar, understated way no one outside their circle would understand. “Lifestyle editors” would find them a disappointment.
Then there are those friends whose parents have recently made enormous amounts of money and they do live “The Lifestyle” — Paris Hilton, Lindsay Lohan & Co. style — that is trumpeted by the glossy magazines. But apart from The Big Money, I do wonder if anything else will make them tick???
And I have always wondered what the essential differences are…