We often repeat that money does not buy class.
For you can stumble into money, through intelligence, luck, hard work, or a bit of all three.
But that does not always change how you interact, how you treat people.
The way you were raised treating family and friends is probably how you will continue to treat family and friends – regardless of your wallet.
Unfortunately, habits of openness, forgiveness, honesty, devotion, sacrifice, and propriety, must be modeled and learned slowly.
I think it is worth the cost.
“But what drove Mamaw’s initial dislike were the parts of him that most resembled her. Mamaw apparently understood what would take me another twenty years to learn: that social class in America isn’t just about money. And her desire that her children do better than she had done extended past their education and employment and into the relationships they formed.”
–J. D. Vance, Hillbilly Elegy