[LMB] Spirit Ring, Chapter 3 - magic devices

Jelbelser jelbelser at comcast.net
Sat Oct 9 01:27:21 BST 2021



> On Oct 8, 2021, at 5:48 PM, brazee <howard at brazee.net> wrote:
> 
>> On Oct 8, 2021, at 2:16 PM, Matthew George <matt.msg at gmail.com> wrote:
>> 
>> The really, really rich don't go in for flash, if only because they're
>> trying to distinguish themselves along class lines, and flash is what most
>> people would go for.  They tend to go for items that are visibly
>> high-quality, but modestly decorated.
>> 
> 
> One aspect of showing off is who one wants to show off too.   
> 
> It generally is one’s peers.   For old money people, their peers are old money people.

My father, who was what the investment industry calls “a high net worth individual” used to tell me to aim for “good enough” for most purchases, but to spend whatever it takes to get the very best for education and medical care.

Janet in TN


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