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"Two roads diverged in a wood and I... I... I..."
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Flattery Getting Someone Somewhere
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Stone Age Bicycle Rack
"Let's get to know him. He's being fast tracked to sainthood."
'I begun like you, with nothing but my bare hands. Look at me now! Only 25 years later, I'm begging with my own hat! Geez, I love this country! Everybody can make it here!'
"Now that we have a better class of downtrodden I'm more able to identify with them."
Tags:rich person, rich people, the one percent, the 1 percent, wealth divide, wealth gap, downtrodden, the downtrodden, the great unwashed, peasant, peasants, silver spoon, privilege, privileges, privileged, out of touch, class divide, class divides, class division, poverty gap, the poverty gap, upper class, the upper class, upper classes, social climbing, living standards, inequality, social inequality, modern life, modern attitudes
"I met somebody with a hut."
Tags:social climber, social climbers, social climbing, early civilisation, early civilization, primitive civilization, primitive civilisation, cave dweller, cave dwellers, cave dwelling, hut, huts, girlfriend, girlfriends, cavemen, caveman, cavewomen, cavewoman, boyfriend, boyfriends, wife, wives, husband, husbands, breakup, breakups, break-up, break-ups, break up, break ups, aspiration, aspirations, trading in, new model, better model
Limited Resources and Low Expectations
Tags:social mobility, social problem, social problems, poverty, poverty gap, low expectation, low expectations, social climbing, aspiration, aspirations, socially mobile, class divide, class divides, working class, working classes, middle class, middle classes, socially mobile, higher education, higher ed
'It's not what you know, it's WHO you know.'
'It's not what you know, it's WHO you know.'
"But his father's a doctor!"
Pretentious 'D' Ranch
Other People's Stuff,
Tags:possession, possessions, jealous, jealousy, material things, materialism, materialistic, consumerism, consumerist, consumerists, capitalism, capitalist, capitalists, modern life, modern times, modern attitudes, skyscraper, skyscrapers, highrise, highrises, high-rise, high rises, inequality, pay gap, the pay gap, wealth gap, the wealth gap, class divide, the class divide, rat race, the rat race, hierarchy, hierarchies, social hierarchy, social hierarchies, social climbing, social climber, soical climbers
"But my wife is trying to keep up with the Medicis."
"What are you complaining about? When I met you, you were living in a one-room apartment."
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"Surely you can do better. No one in our family ever married a dung beetle before."
"Believe me, everyone at the bank envies our simple lifestyle."
'I've heard it's the way to get ahead...'
"I just hope you find a man to take you away from all of this."
Tags:social climber, social climbers, social climbing, debutante, debutantes, upper class, upper classes, snob, snobs, snobbery, elitism, elitist, elitists, wealth, wealthiness, entitlement, shallow, shallowness, golddigger, golddiggers, gold-digger, gold-diggers, privileged lifestyle, privileged lifestyles, idle rich
Education to the Rescue
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"Where else can you go from the security detail to owning the whole place?"
Tags:social climber, social climbers, social climbing, social climb, social climbs, wealth, wealthy, wealthiness, american dream, american dreams, fortune, fortunes, classes, social status, social statuses, classless society, classless societies, mansion, mansions, guard dog, guard dogs, entrepreneur, entrepreneurs
For Sale! Social mobility scooter only runs downhill.
Tags:mobility scooter, mobility scooters, scooter, scooters, social mobility, social climber, social climbers, social climbing, class divide, class divides, mobility bike, mobility bikes, middle class, working class, upper class, class society, social problem, social problems, social aspiration, social aspirations, downhill slide, downhill, downhill trend