All the talk of the last few days about who meets the definition of “rich” can be disheartening to those of us who are pretty sure we don’t. Oh, well. I like the line offered by one of the respondents to Today’s Question yesterday, quoting H.L. Mencken: “Wealth — any income that is at least one hundred dollars more a year than the income of one’s wife’s sister’s husband.” In other words, it’s relative, and it’s nice to make more than your relatives.
But it’s a credo of the American faith that those of us who are not wealthy think we will be, one day. We, too, could land that big commercial, and never have to look for work again:
And while we’re on the topic: This kid probably didn’t have to sweat the details on his FAFSA to figure out how to pay for college.