I could be OK with not getting more (if I already had all the money I needed/wanted), but I wouldn't turn it away either. People who have more money than they need can do a lot of good for other people. Besides, having something to leave to one's kids, grandchildren, causes, etc. is a nice thing. Better it go to me than to someone who'd buy a $3000 shower curtain or have their walls and ceilings done in gold (or something like that). (I've got my plans for starting up a certain type of school(s), and a number of services and/or facilities for elderly people, all ready for if/when my "all-the-money-I-could-possibly-want-or-need" ship comes in. I also have a list of other causes all ready for "if/when". So again, better me than a $3000-shower-curtain type of person.)
I think having too much money would be a worry for me. Having billions would be a huge responsibility and I would always be fearful that I would lose it. I would however like to have enough money to live comfortably, without worry about having the heating on in the winter or having to eat baked potatoes every day, because they are inexpensive. In my neighbourhood, about 12 years ago, a man won 11 million on the lottery, and moved to a much better area, but spent a lot on alcohol, and was dead within a year as a result. Going from having nothing to having everything can prove too much for some people.
How do you define middle class?Many times I heard or read that middle class economic situation is the true gauge in which you can check if the economy is improving, but how do you really define middle class?