It may be tempting to think you can buy wealth, but you can’t — the inherent contradiction is obvious. People only see the asset side of your life, so who cares if you had to borrow (or steal?) to buy the image?

There was an article in last weekend’s newspapers that featured a bottle of seriously expensive whiskey. “Only a poor person would spend R600,000 on a bottle of whiskey”, I tweeted. Who would spend that much money on a drink if they’d had to earn it?..

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