The true mark of the upper class is being totally removed from the reality of other humans, evidenced by statements that screams “I don’t know how the rest of American lives.”
Examples: “You work too much, take some time off to travel.”, related “You got a job right after college? You’ve got a whole life ahead of you for work, why not spent a few months in Europe getting life experience?”
I come from a rather wealthy family and I’ve notice a pattern. They never say they’re rich, they always say the exact same phrase! “We live comfortably” every time. Recommends the steak. It’s $150 a plate.
Being offhand about things that are very expensive for the plebeians. I’ve found that many rich people are less obnoxious about showing off wealth than people who are almost “rich” that feel they have to match up to people who make more than they do.
My cousin (from a poor family) married into a very wealthy family. We’re taking NBA-regulation court, have US presidents over for dinner, donate $10M to charities, wealthy.
My cousin was engaged at the time of this incident. He’s an honest dude and doesn’t take handouts. His ’98 Ford F150 breaks down, so he’s riding his bike to work. Fiancé’s father finds out and shows up unannounced at his work. Hands my cousin the keys to the brand new Tundra he bought two days ago. Cousin is overwhelmed, can’t believe it. Cousin asks. “Why?”
And this is when my cousin realized they were wealthy. His future father-in-law tells him its because my cousin loved his daughter before he knew about their money. And he finishes up with “plus I wanted a different one.”
Proceeds to walk across the parking lot and gets into even newer truck.
Two, fully tricked-out Tundras, running about $70k each…In 3 days…Not big deal
That man is humble as hell. If you met him, you’d never know his wealth unless you went to his house.