Are you kidding me? The New York Times runs a front-page article entitled “In Silicon Valley, Millionaires Who Don’t Feel Rich,” in which they tell the sorrowful and tragic tale of hard-working millionaires who never feel like they have enough money. Wow, those poor, suffering millionaires, slaving away to make face. My heart bleeds, I tell you, thinking of these insecure suburban rich folk, so buffered from reality and the 40 million people living below the poverty line in the United States that they actually feel like they are poor in comparison to their billionaire neighbors. So insulated from human reality, so distanced from themselves and the 3 billion people in the world that live on less than 2 dollars a day, that they don’t even know what true wealth is.
Just goes to show you that in the areas of the greatest apparent wealth and affluence you will always find the greatest inner poverty. It makes one wonder if the New York Times pushed through this article because their intended audience is largely affluent and can relate to the woes of the Silicon Valley airheads, or simply because they knew that this article would stir up revulsion and people would read it just so they could make fun of millionaires? Either way, it’s fucking lame.