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Nassim Nicholas Taleb on age and wealth

July 25, 2013
Nassim Taleb

Nassim Taleb

As you age, or get richer, you have more duties than privileges, especially if you have the physical, financial or intellectual means.  There is nothing more debasing than a rich old person trying to hide his age and chasing culinary (and other) pleasures; there is nothing more dignified than an experienced aged person who is now a resource for society (broad or narrow), with the respect-worthy role of the “elder”.  And in general, no privilege without obligation, and no obligation without respect.

             ==Nassim Nicholas Taleb.

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