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"I could cry when I think of the years I wasted accumulating money, only to learn that my cheerful disposition is genetic."
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"No, I like my job. I like my apartment. I like my friends. I like our relationship. I'm just not sure I like what it all adds up to."
Tags:apartment, apartments, job, jobs, unhappy, unhappiness, depressed, depression, depressing, privilege, privileged life, life of privilege, add up, adds up, adding up, meaning of life, life, lifestyle, lifestyles, bewildered, bewildering, midlife crisis, midlife crises, job, jobs, career, careers, family, families, superficial, superficiality, mask, masks, masking
The Executive's Cafe.
"Look, I'm rich and you're poor, but in the context of eye-popping trillion-dollar deficits the difference is just a rounding error."
Tags:deficit, deficits, deficit spending, rounding error, rounding errors, debt, debts, national debt, national debts, perspective, sense of perspective, panhandle, panhandles, panhandling, beg, begs, begging, beggar, beggars, homeless, wage gap, wage gaps, class difference, class differences, privilege, privileged, life of privilege, justification, justifications, trillions, mankoff
"Broderick, promise you'll tell me if our living standard ever rises at the expense of those less fortunate."
Tags:living standard, living standards, privilege, privileged, life of privilege, lives of privilege, unfortunate, less fortunate, enrich, enriches, enriching, upper class, upper classes, bourgeois, bourgeoisie, social justice, social justice warrior, social justice warriors, rich couple, rich couples, socially aware, social awareness, 1%, upper 1%, 99%, occupy wall street
"It's badly sprained, McElroy, and you know as well as I do that I'd only slow you down. Go on without me—and that's a direct order!"
Tags:sprained ankle, sprained ankles, war wound, war wounds, noble, nobility, martyr, martyrs, martyred, injured, injury, injuries, ankle, ankles, hardened, hard man, hard men, military man, military men, soft, soft man, soft men, upper class, upper classes, high class, high classes, leave no man behind, code of ethics, sacrifice, sacrifices, sacrificing, self-sacrifice, self-sacrificing, executive, executives, white collar, white collar job, white collar jobs, privilege, life of privilege
"Thank you, Lord, for reminding me to count my blessings."
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"Get me the coast!"
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Today's Special Guest: Brundage Mornald, of Battle Creek, Montana. Under hypnosis, Mr. Mornald recovered long-buried memories of a perfectly normal, happy childhood.
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"I've been rich and I've been super-rich. Super-rich is better."
Children of Celebrity Canines
Tags:dog, dogs, famous dog, famous dogs, celebrity, celebrities, offspring, child, children, children of celebrities, privilege, life of privilege, lives of privilege, privileged life, privileged lives, daughter, daughters, son, sons, famous for being famous, upper class, lifestyle, lifestyles, wealth, wealthy, born on third base
"Actually, Lou, I think it was more than just my being in the right place at the right time. I think it was my being the right race, the right religion, the right sex, the right socioeconomic group, having the right accent, the right clothes, going to the right schools..."
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"Hey there, fella. Our time machine transported us to your period of history because we're huge Dark Ages buffs."
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"Things have gotten bad here. There's talk of a war with another gated community."
"We'd like a four star hotel, but with some interesting poverty nearby."
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Another Day in the Salt Mines
Tags:salt mine, salt mines, workday, workdays, workday schedule, workday schedules, weekday, weekdays, privilege, privileged, life of privilege, exhausted, exhaustion, work, works, work day, work days, wealthy, rich, riches, rich person, rich people, upper class, upper classes, first world problem, first world problems, problem, problems, fancy restaurant, haute cusine, cuisine, waiter, waiters, wait tables, waits tables, waiting tables
"That doesn't apply to you, dear, you were born with money."
"As C.E.O., I try to look at the big picture, while J.G., as president, sees to the day-to-day operations."
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An office worker daydreams about a new poster.
During the Holiday season, Mr. Arthur Jeffries takes a little time to think of those who are less fortunate.
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Angels watch hell on a flatscreen.
"It's always cozy in here. We're insulated by layers of bureaucracy."
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"You're on the forty-ninth floor now, Mr. Dowd. Up here, the world no longer revolves around you."
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