The "How dandy are you" quiz on Danyism.net gives more points to those who consider themselves a caustic wit on forums than those who select a scholarly gentleman....
I always thought it sad that an independently wealthy man, who is flush with time and money and who is clearly educated and articulate, could find no better way to spend his time.
This is exactly the right spirit to live. I'll always admire one who travels around thinking of new witticisms and cocktail recipes rather than one who manages a hedge fund for the greater part of his life and spends the lesser part on constructive things.
then said individual needs to spend more time pursuing something of value to the greater good
That degage style, blase demeanor, and cynic view is the ultimate pursuit to some.