The lucky wealthy vs the meritorious wealthy

When you become wealthy you can claim it as merit or luck. If you become too wealthy you become separate and must attribute it to something: the meritorious lean into hard-nosed grit, while the lucky become progressive altruists.

However, neither will give up wealth to re-test their political ideology.

The lucky realize the odds and mouth platitudes to alleviate guilt, while the meritorious secretly realize their luck but have tied their identity to competence.

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