rich people

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No matter how empathetic we are, or how hard we try, there are just some things we can't understand without walking in someone else's shoes.

That said, people who live with more privilege can say some especially out-of-touch things.

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We all have those friends who do extremely well for themselves. They're rich, and they know it... and everyone else knows it too.

They go on expensive vacations and buy the latest and greatest in technology. They want for nothing and always seem to have the means to go out or buy something on a whim.

However, we may also know someone who can do all of those things but doesn't. These are the people who are just as wealthy as those who flaunt their money (maybe even wealthier) but are subtle about it.

They live modest lives, rarely, if ever, talk about money, and never make it obvious they have money.

Sometimes, they even try to do the opposite -- make it seem like they are middle class.

However, no matter how hard they try, there are few subtle, but tell-tale, signs that they are rich.

Redditors are revealing what those signs are.

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Money is one of those things that many people find themselves wanting more of, simply for the sake of security and safety.

But for those who have money in multitudes, it's almost baffling how willingly they will throw large quantities of it away.

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It's no secret that once a location or item starts trending, they'll become more expensive and harder for people to attain.

But some people had witnessed this on much bigger scales, like their childhood hometowns being transformed into something they didn't recognize.

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The price of lobster used to be dirt-cheap because they were so plentiful. In fact, it became known as the "poor man's protein" among European settlers and it was often fed to the imprisoned and the enslaved.

But times have changed – lobster is pricey and considered a high-end meal. If you've ever heard someone complain about poor people on welfare who are enjoying a nice meal once in a while, you might want to educate them.

People shared their thoughts with us after Redditor Seraphina_Renaldi asked the online community,

"What is classy if you’re rich, but trashy if you’re poor?"
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