Feeling Very Different

“Wherever I have gone, I have been quite aware of being wealthy, having always been wealthy, having always had money, never having had to worry about money. I’m very conscious of it, and it causes me to feel guarded, not in the sense of not letting know because they might take some of it but guarded almost in a confusion of embarrassment or apology. It isn’t shame, it’s a sense of, ‘uh oh, if this gets out, I’ll have to apologize.’ ”

From “Raleigh Jordan,” The Legacy of Inherited Wealth: Interviews with Heirs, by Barbara Blouin and Katherine Gibson, Trio Press/The Inheritance Project