We are not going to cheat at this point in the game: almost all of us would like to be millionaires. And I don't know if that won't be left over almost. In times of economic difficulties, with a large part of the population going through complications to reach the end of the month, and let's not talk about allowing ourselves whims, we would sign with our eyes closed to have a checking account of many zeros and a credit card that we could pass without Think about the dramatic day the excerpt arrives. That is clearly what we envy the rich, but ... Do they envy us anything?
We have decided to go to the heart of the matter and interview someone who belongs to that small elite of people whose bank accounts could make us shiver. We wanted him to give us the keys to what he (and other millionaires) envy of us, the poor mortals. Well, we really would like you to give us your credit card keys, but that's another story. But we need to prove that they also envy us, more than anything so that our poor life will continue to make sense.
The only essential condition for our interviewee before agreeing to speak with us was keep anonymity. Because that is precisely one of the assets that the rich of those who enjoy it usually envy without considering it.
"Luckily, I am not a known person outside my environment, but thinking about soccer players, actors, singers, etc ... It has to be very complicated to know that you can never go out without being recognized, even that you can never put the paw without the next day is cover ".
Obviously, as in all aspects, this too will vary depending on the methods by which a millionaire has achieved his fortune. We assume that those rich heirs whom we see in magazines enjoying leisure on yachts in the Mediterranean do not have too much trouble finding free time. But what about those who earn money working?
"Although some may have the image that, when a certain level of employment, salary or fortune is reached, only four things are directed from an office, experience tells me that it is not so. Both myself and people that I know have been successful as entrepreneurs or great managers, we spend many, many hours working, and, generally, they are jobs that involve traveling, in my case, I have managed to reduce the pace in recent years, but they were many years without vacations, seeing very little of my children and wondering, from time to time, if it was worth so much effort. "
Obviously, a person with money, especially if known, can attract those who want to take advantage of their wealth to commit a crime. Most of the very rich live surrounded by bodyguards and security measures that others can't imagine.
"In my case, I'm lucky enough to live in a safe city. Spain, in general, is a safe country, but I can't help but shudder a little when I hear in the media news about kidnappings of family members of businessmen in other countries, or even here. It's something I suppose our mind protects us from becoming paranoid, but we also have to be cautious and give up some comfort by increasing security measures at home and in the environment. "
We all attribute to the owners of great fortunes the moral responsibility to help others. Some do, to a greater or lesser extent, and others do not even consider it. The problem is at the moment when the line between being supportive and letting others take advantage of the situation becomes too thin.
"I feel uncomfortable talking about this. I am clear, and my family too, that we are privileged. But I can not help to bother me that people I do not know just approach me asking me to do favors that, in many cases are not even within my reach. And even in cases where I did my best to get help, I would end up being criticized if things didn't work out. "
Maybe normality is the summary of all of the above. The quality of being a normal person, both oneself and in the image that others perceive. It’s not easy, of course, Because it is not normal have a few million euros in the bank. Normality is, in a way, the toll to be paid.
"Yes, I would like my life to be normal in some aspects where it is not. But, I repeat, I am very aware that I am privileged and I cannot, or should not, complain. I worry more about my children than about me. Someone comes to them wanting to take advantage of them, for example, I may have assumed that my life is a bit out of normal because of my profession, but I refuse to let my children not be normal children, so I have to do an extra effort. "
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