I'm sure this thread will ruffle some feathers, thats not my intention but this is something I want to discuss. I've got people from all walks of life in my social circle, from responsible professionals to folks that are pretty poor due to either misfortunate, or circumstances beyond their control, laziness/not preparing for adulthood appropriately. First off, Im not rich by any stretch of the imagination. Rich to me basically means you don't have to work. Im just a guy who has nice things. I have nice things because I've been working for awhile (Im 50) and it's really only been within the past 10 years or so that Ive been able to afford those things, and while I make good money at my job in pharma, should i lose that job Im in deep doo-doo after 6 months when my savings runs out. With that out of the way, I can't help but notice more and more how resentful my poor "friends" are of the things I own. I'm pretty much at the point where Im ready to ditch them because it makes me uncomfortable being around them due to the snide comments that get made. It sort of sucks because I like some of these people, but am just simply tired of fielding the asinine comments that get made with regards to the things I own or how I choose to spend my hard earned money. FWIW, I've hung with people who have way more than I will ever have in this lifetime, and I never had any thought of jealousy or sense of resentment with regards to what they have enter my mind. On the contrary, I like spending time around these guys precisely because they have nice things..nicer home than me, nicer furniture, nicer pool (well, I dont even have one of those so any pool is nicer).