APOLOGY FOR MY LACK OF CONCERN

We rely on The New York Times to clue us in
to things we ought to worry about
about which it hasn’t occurred to us previously
to give a damn. For example,
the Sunday Times Magazine ran an ad
for the Citibank Private Bank
that included the question:

Is being born into wealth a burden?

Aren’t you ashamed you never thought of that?

This is the answer the Citibank Private Bank
banker gave:

It doesn’t have to be. But it does come with its own set
of complexities. Parents grapple with issues
beyond the technical. What is the effect of inheritance?
How do you instill a sense of responsibility
in children who may never have to work?

Can anyone read this and just sit there?!!

I intend to extend my liberal concern, guilt, and empathy
to immediately encompass this group whose problems
I have overlooked.

Sorry.

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