"Things have grown ever more extraordinary for the one percent on four wheels. The fancy cars seem to be multiplying and taking unexpected shapes." - Kyle Stock, "Hyper-Luxury Cars Are Now Selling Faster Than Normal Ones," Bloomberg, February 25, 2015. Here is the article.
The huge sales of super luxury designer brand cars might have generated a major tipping point. We strivers who toyed with the idea that someday somehow we could become rich might have finally embraced that isn't going to happen. We can now get on with our little lives. And achieve a sense of accomplishment that we can pay our bills, enjoy off-budget items now and then and give into our animal companion's whims (such as for pricey treats).
A few months ago I had the internal paradigm shift to self-love after paying off my downscale Chevy Cobalt 3.5 years early. When you accept who you are (barely middle class) no rich acquaintance or even client can tamper with your high self-esteem.
Sure, I might sound like self-pitying Richard Nixon reflecting on his humble wife, Pat, and her cloth coat. But, you have to give it to that guy, he had the guts to experiment with personas. He may have a major comeback among historians. In terms of understanding all the world is a stage, he could be elevated right up there with Ronald Reagan.
Not-rich is becoming okay.