The Valpo Core Reader


Ed Cayo

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Definition Essay

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If my Girbaud Jeans and Polo sweater do not appropriately show my social status, then maybe I should get out my stock portfolio. Some people might call me "dependently wealthy"; other people just say I am rich. Who am I to argue? My wealth exceeds anything the middle-class person could imagine. I have an attitude about it, but I am rich and you are not. It is just like what Mitch said at the club the other day: "He who dies with the most toys wins!" I am winning.