Re: Conspicuous Consumption
Originally Posted by audreyh1
Anyone else find it amusing that a post on Conspicuous Consumption was started by a poster with pseudonym Jay Gatsby?
Yep. But he wasn't engaging in conspicuous consumption to prove to everyone he was superior, rather only that he was equal.
He had one of those rare smiles with a quality of eternal reassurance in it . . . It faced, or seemed to face, the whole external world for an instant and then concentrated on you with an irresistible prejudice in your favor. -- The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald