In my earlier years, I would just call it a lower middle class existence, and then I don’t know — and then we moved to a house when I was 13, which I would call middle class.1 And we were never poor, which is good, but we were never rich either. I did go to a private school called Mirman School, which was a grade school. And that was a very — I’m very glad that I was sent there. And most of the kids that went to that school were upper class. So, I grew up around that, with that understanding, but I didn’t have — I didn’t grow up as a rich kid. It was very clear to me that once I moved out — and also, I needed to move out.2

 

We didn’t live in a particularly large house, so just to have privacy and — it was essentially a two bedroom home, three bedrooms at the most. What got instilled in me was that I had to work, I had to figure out a way to make a living. And I realized at around 11 or 12 that I felt I could do it.3 I felt it would be something I would be able to do. So, it was actually a relatively pragmatic business decision I made at a relatively young age. But it was the right decision. I’m glad I made that decision.

  1. Postwar Baby
  2. Alone With A Girl, Dream About Getting Out, Watermarked Pt. 1
  3. Psychological Mantle
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