Why do rich people hate admitting they have money and try to act poor
I've noticed throughout my college years that lots more people than I thought come from money. Not necessarily generational wealth but enough that they never have to worry about bills and parents can retire while they will still get a good chunk to start out life with (couple hundred thousand). I come from a middle class family total income less than 80kish a year between divorced parents so doesn't go as far as if they were married and will have next to nothing in any sort of inheritance and will probably have to support my parents later on in life. My thing is I've noticed people who have money whenever you mention it to them in a casual setting (not making them flex about it or rub it in someones face. Just a chat about family income/general upbringing) they immediately freeze up and act like OMG I have nothing what do you mean or hahaha I have no money, meanwhile mommy and daddy have a hefty chunk of change for the kid when they get older. I think it's great that people have that financial freedom and thats what I one day aspire to have for my family. So why do people get so uncomfortable and feel like they have to down play themselves. Perhaps some people on the other side of the coin can enlighten me about this phenomena.