Only someone talking about “this little trust fund” that they have would say something as ridiculous as this.
In my opinion, if you are wealthy, you need to be living in a way that makes your children look up when they are 30 and perplexingly ask:
“Wait. Are we rich?”
Understand: Financial freedom is simple – but hard.
Pretty soon now, maybe next month, maybe later, Max and Sharon plan to leave for Africa and India, where they can live off the land. “I got this little trust fund, see,” Max says, “which is useful in that it tells cops and border patrols I’m O.K., but living off the land is the thing. You can get your high and get your dope in the city, O.K., but we gotta get out somewhere and live organically.”
-Joan Didion, Slouching Towards Bethlehem