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The sour smell of success l Chuck's World


Last updated 3/27/2019 at Noon

“Let me tell you about the very rich,” F. Scott Fitzgerald said. “They are different from you and me.”

In an age of aphorisms, where pithy is everything and wisdom has to squeeze into a meme with a funny hamster, this could work. A little obvious, but at least it gets to the point quickly.

Ah, but pithy is the problem here. Fitzgerald actually had more to say, and it was far more interesting.

“They think, deep in their hearts, that they are better than we are because we had to discover the compensations and refuges of life for ourselves ... they are different.”

In other word...

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