The Pluses of Having Poor Friends (Just Not Too Poor)
Want to know why it’s better to have more poor friends than rich friends?
Rich friends are never around — or, if they are, are never free.
Or, if they’re in town, they have tickets to the play/concert/ballgame, or reservations at that hot new restaurant.
They’re almost always around, bored — and available (just like you).
If you call them up to come over for pizza and a video that night, they’re highly likely to answer, “We’re there!”
P.S.: So, why not too poor?
Then, you have to lend them money.
*“Rich Man, Poor Man” was one of the great TV miniseries; the (very) young Peter Strauss and Nick Nolte are terrific.