APOLOGY FOR MY LACK OF CONCERN

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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,

.

on December 17th, 2000,

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.

 

(Photo by Grant Delin)

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4 comments

  1. Hee he,tell ’em Lew.

  2. loved this, Lew. how’s your acting career going? love the photo by Grant also. paula (in FL)

    Paula Silbey 845-663-3380

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  3. Instilling a sense of responsibility in the heirs of 1%-ers would be nice, but I somehow doubt that Citibank is peddling responsibility. Not much ROI in that.

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