Birds of a Feather Flock Together
(Daytona Beach, FL)
I believe that whether we intend too or not we all tend too end up being of the friends with those in same socioeconomic status that that we ourselves belong too.
You know the old saying "birds of a feather flock together."
I would not avoid someone intentionally because they where wealthy. I mean, God knows I could really use some wealthy, successful or even well connected friends in my personal sphere these days but I find that most of my friends grew up in roughly the same income bracket that I did.
I think that is because you generally find and make friends near where you live and work. Also, day to day concerns are different at different income brackets. If you are living pay check to pay check and worrying about your house payment or water bill it’s really kind of annoying to hear a friend complain about the "inconvenience" of having a pool put in the back yard of their brand new mansion while trying to plan for a trip to Europe. I’m just pulling an example from some of my experiences in life.
It is sometimes hard to find common ground with people that have such a different experience in life. I do have a few friends that are fairly well off and successful and they are a great inspiration. However, I find those friendships to be the exception rather then the rule. It may not be the politically correct or nice view but it’s an honest view.
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