The rich need to be treated with the respect they deserve like any other human being. They do not need to be portrayed as some alien and viewed with suspicion. Why should anyone be singled out as a sub culture just because they have a commodity that someone else does not have, whether it is money, or looks or an education, or a special talent, or a disability. If you single it out it becomes fearful, and is ridiculed. It is not politically correct to make a divide?
You treat your rich friend like any other friend you may have, because if they are your friend, they are your friend first. If they have a financial crash they are still your friend. I have friends from all walks life, all income brackets, with far more than I have, and far less. When I am sitting with them I do not see a join because there is no join. I do not want to be treated differently. This is about rich friends, not rich or poor enemies. If I love them, I love them warts and all. It seems to be across the board "Never a lender or a borrower be". If I feel like buying a present for my friend, I buy it, but I don't make huge gestures for the rich, or miniscule for the poor, it is equal, to the feelings at the time. I see something and I think "A friend would love this". Why should people be ridiculed because they have a few digits more on the bank statement.
If my friends come to stay rich or poor, I hope that they feel they have the same hospitality. If I stay with my friends who are less fortunate than myself, I hope that they feel that I am happy to be with them, and that I am not measuring them, or that they feel uncomfortable, or that they have to provide things that they can't afford. If a person has truly become your friend it transcends the money aspect. If I am other peoples rich friend, I hope they love me for me, warts and all, which they display to me, and equally and for my friends who are infinitely richer than I am, they make me feel we are all equal. Having money addresses the subject of money but nothing else. It doesn't turn back time, it won't buy you real love and a second chance at the first time.
I am often asked the question is it better to be miserable with money or without, I know it's better to be miserable with money. Remember this however, money does not buy happiness, it buys comfort, and let's hope our green belt in England is not a financial deal for property developers.