Igor, a Russian millionaire.
He is a normal person; his work requires discipline, routine, negotiating skills, and planning. Many of his friends say that he´s become more of a loner; what they don't know is that he´s always been a loner. Going to parties, weddings, and christenings, and pretending to enjoy playing golf on Sundays was merely part of hi professional strategy. He´s always loathed the social whirl, with all those people concealing behind their smiles the real sadness in their souls. It didn't take him long to see that the Super-class are as dependent on their success as an addict is on his drugs, and nowhere near as happy as those who want nothing more then a house, a garden, a child playing, a plate of food on the table, and a fire in winter. Are the latter aware of their limitations, and do they know that life is short and wonder what point there is going on?
The Super-class tries to promote its values. Ordinary people complain of divine injustice, they envy power, and it pains them to see others having fun. They don't understand that no one is having fun, that everyone is worried and insecure, and that what the jewels, cars, and fat wallets conceal is a huge inferiority complex.
Favorite characters and parts from my favorite books.
The Winner Stand alone
By Paulo Coelho