Friday, September 12, 2008

Unearned Wealth

Unearned wealth will always be defended more than earned wealth.

People who earned their wealth honestly know that they could earn it
again. The amount of effort they put into defending their wealth has
an upper limit: the amount of effort that it would take to create the
wealth anew. But people with unearned wealth, status or privilege
know that they could never regain it, so they will defend it to their
dying breath.

1 comment:

Martin Adams said...

Hey Alleged Wisdom,

just came across your blog... great blog! Particularly, this quote. Piercing insight.

Might I use it as a quote in my forthcoming book?

You can contact me at: http://facebook.com/martinbadams

Thanks much,
Martin