What is Rich?

What is the difference between rich and middle class people? Ignore the money for a moment, and look how they each spend their days. Rich people sit at their desks and talk on the phone — not that different from many others. Rich people tell others what to do, and other nearly always do it, even if it is illegal or immoral. Rich people consume much more living space that middle class people. They drive heavier cars. They consume more fossil fuels and emit more greenhouse gases. They consume more goods, services and food. They do not clean their own homes, tend their own gardens or drive their own cars. Other people do it for them. An alien looking at this would conclude that rich people were a parasitic species.

~ Roedy (1948-02-04 age:69)