would like nothing better than to have him get out of your life for good. Several days
later your relative dies, leaving you feeling intensely guilty that you caused his death.
Your roommate complains that you are a sucker for deceptive packaging in the grocery
store because you always choose taller bottles and cans over shorter, wider ones.
A friend from high school started an Internet business several years ago and has become
one of the wealthiest, most successful entrepreneurs in the nation. Whenever you see her,
you talk about her business ventures and fantasize about her material success, imagining
her house, her car, her hired help. (“What must it be like to live in such luxury” is the
way you put it.)
One day you learn that this same wealthy friend has become active in a community
organization that serves the mentally challenged and their parents. You are told that her
work with mentally challenged children consumes most of her weekends and a
substantial part of her income and that she lives in modest circumstances. You find this
hard to believe, and you suspect that somehow she is profiting from her involvement.