"As Warner grew, lavishness became a company trademark.Generous gifts were doled out to employees...If an excutive wanted a face lift, the company paid it...he (Steven Ross) was a sugar daddy...almost a child in the way he relished the pleasures avalable to him."
-New York Times (obituary for Steve Ross)
Even though I believe this obituary of Steven Ross was ment to be a positive one, I cannot help to feel conflicted about it. It just annoys me to think that he had so much money, that he could afford to give his employees "face lifts", and this is what he spent it on; "his" people. This reminds me of how many people with power and riches do act this way. For example in our government, many times the people in power give jobs to their family and friends and they go on luxurious vacations instead of giving money to people who really need it. Instead of giving it to people in poverty and starving to death, he is pretty much throwing it away on material and stupid things. It does say that he gave money to charities, but you cannot help to wonder how much he really gave.
I Think the metaphor at the end of the obituary really sums up his attitude, "Almost a child in the way he relished the pleasures available to him". It makes me think that he is ignorant to others,like a child. Only sharing his candy with the people that he likes and are nice to him.