How would you treat a wealthy unaccomplished person?
If said person was extremely wealthy (inheritance money) but very dumb and with no accomplishment to his name, how would you treat him?
Me: I would not respect him.
I would treat them no different than how I would want to be treated myself.
How are Laura and the twins, Mr. President?
Like he or she is lucky. To be born into money without having to rely on skills or working for it is good fortune.
Stupid people are more to be pitied than scorned. They can't help having been born without much brain, just as short people can't help having been born without height. And there's nothing they can do about it because they lack the mental ability to learn -- it's like being crippled.
When I deal with stupid people, I try to be kind & patient, & not make them feel inferior by talking down to them or treating them like children. When they act badly, I remind myself that they're probably always angry & scared & frustrated because they must realize that they're not as capable as most other people.
Stupid people deserve our sympathy, whether they're rich or poor.
I'd try to get them to give me some money. If they're dumb, it should be easier.
I would think..."There but for the grace of God go I," damn it.
It doesn't bother me until they try to prove otherwise. My brother-in-law married into money. Our father basically handed him the family business when my sister married him and he is always trying to prove what a hotshot he is, even though he got everything handed to him. I think he's trying to convince himself more than anyone else.
Is he gay? Is he lonely?
Trustafarians are grossly under-developed humans. They generally haven't had to try hard at anything in life, and they are truly losers. When any normal person experiences setback, they learn resilience and resourcefulness. And people who are unhappy are the ones who work more on themselves and are much more enjoyable to know.
Trust fund people usually have arrested development (they never had to grow up so they didn't). It's like dealing with a perpetual teenager. No thanks. I prefer adults.
[quote]If said person was extremely wealthy
It would depend on the type of person they are. I have an unaccomplished childhood friend that didn't finish the first semester of college, made a lot of stupid choices, then married into money. She became entitled, snobby, and bigoted. I have nothing more to do with her, she's an annoying bore.
If the person were unaccomplished but simple and nice, I would be kind to them then continue to seek out people who are intellectually stimulating, fun, and accomplished, as I do now.
I don't need that
And that is what a loser cynic like OP would actually do R10.
OP's idea of "accomplishment" is probably Mitt Romney.
with money always trumps without money....op sounds poor and jealous.
Am longtime friends with someone who has money and is not super-accomplished, but is fun, easygoing, and sometimes generous. Take people as you find them and try to enjoy them...