You speak what some others only dare to think. At times, I hear you saying similar things I've told my son and daughter...
"The wealthy are intellectual snobs and truly think they are better than we are. They consider us as slaves. They are all about networking. Once they speak with you a few moments, they know if they will retain you as a "friend" or toss you aside because there's nothing they can gain by having you in their lives. They're always thinking "what can this person do for me".
I have seen the wealthy raise their kids as christians and then when they turn 18, ship them off to these ivy league colleges where ANYTHING goes and these colleges create the next generation of calculating, cold, incompassionate snobs. Only God will be able to break their chains. We couldn't afford to put our kids through college, BUT as I've gotten older I am so glad we couldn't! So glad they haven't turned out like so many I see in the law firm I work in and other places throughout my life. We have a great son and daughter who are both caring,loving, hard working, down to earth people...but they work for the "man" as do I. The other side of the coin, me and people like me, have created the next generation of slaves for the "man" to use as he sees fit.
Our kids went to public schools but we made them read a chapter from the Bible each night with us and talked about the Bible stories. We had enough smarts to ask God to be their parent because we couldn't watch them 24/7 but He could. I believe He "stepped in" for us.
There are approx 15 female legal assistants where I work who never had kids because they were too selfish to waste their time on any one but themselves and these are the control freaks in the business world. They don't have much of a home life so the job is all important and they spend way more than the required 8 hrs at the office because they love it there (and probably hate their dead home). The office defines who they are. When I had my grandson in office they fussed over him and I asked if they had kids and the responses were all very similar...no,never wanted kids...my life is too busy for kids...my dogs (or cats) are my children, etc. I even had one tell me "I'm too selfish to have kids, really".
Enjoy your posts MH but sometimes they make me want to jump on the bandwagon.