Originally Posted by BigWill
I'm from a smaller poor city(medium income is 30k) so I can relate. You'll lose LOTS of friends from it. They will spite you even if you don't talk about money at all. Its hard, you'll have to find the ones who don't get jelous, ect. Even if you don't talk about cash they see the things you buy. It sucks because you will want to do things like take vacations to far away lands, do crazy things, that nobody but you has money for. That'll make them hate you even more. Of course theres always the people who are happy for you, those ones are the shit.
This happened with about 80% of my friends from highschool. Most of them went on to work labor jobs.
I don't believe that for a second. I think you choose to not be friends with these people cause you look at them and think they're idiots. Maybe its different where you're from, but I don't get jealous of people's money, and I don't think anyone around me does either.
Most of my friends from high school were idiots. They crammed themselves in to houses, sharing rooms with 10 other people and worked minimum wage jobs while being drunk/stoned literally 24/7. I don't interact with most of them because we have nothing in common anymore - I have nothing to talk about with these people.
I've run in to the problem of wanting to do things with "poorer" people who can't afford it. That sucks, and depending on the situation, we either do it anyway or we go do something else. Big deal. Most of the people I actually do hang out with are more important to me than "vacations to far away lands."
Also, keep some rich friends / AM friends / whatever so that you can actually take said vacations.
Edit: I don't make 7 figure either though. So maybe I'm totally misguided. Even if I did, I'd keep it seriously quiet.
But to stay on topic; I hang out with my friends on weekend nights, play Xbox, watch a movie or whatever. I also play guitar with one of my buddies.