Have any of you changed since doing finance or going to an Ivy League school?Subscribe
Okay so I grew up pretty wealthy in the midwest. I used to be a person who treated everyone with respect and was not superficial by any means. However, when I got to college(a target ivy), I noticed a change when I started hanging out with students who were quote on quote, "fuck you rich." Old money, F500 executives, basically the people who run the world from behind the scenes and every-day people dont even fucking know it lol. I noticed that I have started assessing a person's character based on superficial merits such as what they are wearing, what watch they have, where they vacation, where they are working, etc. Furthermore, I have adopted a lax approach to drugs and just pure degeneracy. The fact of the matter is that I can most definitely find other friends but for some reason I am attracted to the glitz and glamour of the high finance lifestyle and the old money lifestyle. The women , the lavish parties in the Hamptons, etc. I am currently working in IB at a BB this summer and this has only amplified it. I feel as if I have absolutely changed and my parents are constantly on my case because they believe that I am extremely different from the child that they raised. However, I have noticed that in my cutthroat undergraduate business school(you all can probably guess it) the nice, humble people get squashed by the curve while the douchebags win and get the high tier jobs and such.