Striking it rich is on many people’s bucket list, and it’s understandable. “We all like a bit of the good life,” as Archie famously remarks at the beginning of Guy Ritchie’s 2008 crime comedy film, RocknRolla. But it’s important how you play it.
I know a handful of people who have it well for themselves. Half of them were born with a silver spoon in their mouth, the other half just got lucky (some even made their fortunes overnight). None are modest. It could be the plains or the weather, their upbringing or the entourage, television or the Internet, or maybe it’s a combination of all of these factors. But none can keep their stories under a tight lid.
“The biggest challenge after success is shutting up about it.”
I don’t know what being rich feels like, but I’m sure it’s tempting to dispense your superiority every now and then. It comes from the urge to prove your worth, and sometimes it’s your vain friends that push you into it. However, wiser minds know it’s important to be a gentleman / a lady, even when faced with self-centered monsters.
Jami (full name Christopher James Gilbert), born in Lynchburg, VA in 1987, is a young author of several philosophical works, including “Killosophy” (2015), “Diotima, Battery, Electric Personality” (2013), “Venus in Arms” (2012), and “Salomé: In Every Inch In Every Mile” (2011). According to his profile up on Amazon, he began his writing career in college. Jami also “jams” as the lead singer of the rock band Venus in Arms, based in Washington, D.C. He is also the creator of Killosopher Apparel.