taxing luxury

Sep 02 2009

A few weeks ago I was at a resort in Boca Raton on business, and while there I felt lonesome because it seemed that I wasn’t finding the same appeal others did in the ostentatious beach resort and its fancy clientele.  Even young girls knew the difference between the quotidian BMW and the Lamborghini, and cared.  But according to Alain de Botton, I might just as well have felt sorry for the rich folks as for myself:

“When you see someone in a Ferrari, don’t think, ‘This is a greedy person.’ Think: ‘This is someone vulnerable and in need of love.'”

via Caterina

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