What’s it like to be really rich?

What’s it like to be really rich? Henry James’, Wings of the Dove…

Milly, the last heiress of all ages, is a girl free from all earthly ties, and as pure as Alpine air. She has never thought about the cruelty or sordidness to which money or the absence of money reduces people. On the contrary, her fabulous money seems to purify and mystify her, as if she were a princess into whose court life nothing disagreeable penetrates. But in reality, the girl couldn’t get away from her wealth…She couldn’t dress it away, nor walk it away, nor read it away, nor think it away;…She couldn’t have lost it if she had tried — that was what it was to be really rich. It had to be the thing you were…”