“Everyone around here looks at the people above them,” said Gary Kremen, . . .
Jason tipped me off to an article in The New York Times titled, “In Silicon Valley, Millionaires Who Don’t Feel Rich.” I could not get the quote above out of my head since reading the article last evening. Jason rightly notes the scarcity of sympathy for those whose plight is not about a larger net worth. Sympathy must be the wrong word. But to feel sorry for the poor folks who willingly note of those in their employ, “I don’t know how people live here on just a normal salary,” just does not make sense.
Then again, it does not make sense to vest others with the formation of our self-identity.