As my income increases the growth of “true friends” decreases. Friends that I have known for decades have changed their look to envy green. They might not say it openly but you can hear it in their jokes and insuanation that it didn’t come from hard work or creativity but some special spoon I was handed. Conversations about what you are doing with your life have to be handled with more delicate gloves because you don’t want to appear to be boasting/showing off. Suddenly membership in some “exclusive club” doesn’t appear as preposterous as in the past as I might feel more comfortable telling how it is even the good side. Yet even those that have it want more and try to keep up with Joneses and Weisse’s. Therefore as one ledger increases another just might appear to decrease or maybe we all can be happy with each others success instead.