Who are these people that live in this constantly talked about bubble. Well I'll tell you who. It's the crowd that was born wealthy and attended the best schools with a connection for a good career once they graduated. Their family money and connections made sure a constant scheme of promotions would always be in the works. For example, look around in media. More and more its the children of someone famous that ends up with a show on CNN, MSNBC, or a plum assignment with a major daily.
They drive their imported SUVs. They talk non stop about the great schools their children attend. They talk about the chefs at their favorite upscale restaurants. Or their trainer at a posh gym. They complain non stop about the nanny or gardener that never seems to get it right.
Each year they take multiple vacations. A summer in Europe. A winter in South America or perhaps a safari tour in Africa. While gone their pets go to a pet hotel. They get massages to ease the tension. They read books about human enlightenment and self actualization. They talk non stop about all the healthy (and expensive) foods and remedies they take to improve their lives.
Now yes they may work hard. And yes they have worked hard to maintain their standard of living.
But what many of them do not know is that other Americans that did not have all the advantages they did work equally as hard. And for them there are not the luxuries of life to smooth out the stress of a hard day. No relaxing dinners at world renowned cafes or two weeks off to explore Australia.
A new twist has been added over the past couple of decade. They now seem to have a hate for these poorer classes. That somehow not being born into the right family with all the connections was their fault. That not going to Harvard, Yale or Princeton was their gross mistake. They see this permanent underclass as "deplorable." If they would just read some book by a famous author they could "see the light" when it comes to getting all that you so desire.
The bubble is near impossible to burst. It keeps outsiders out, insight thinking in and insures that their world is protected against harm. Yes, that is why the bubble only grows thicker and floats higher. Its walls are reinforced with myopic thinking, generational protection, and self grandeur.