I come asking for advice on how to write characters who have long been privileged and haughty who are now disadvantaged. Of course Mother Meki applies (I'll post about that story another time), but that takes place after a 22nd century Marxist revolution. In which case a teenaged empress gets to "enjoy" the fun of being a forced laborer. I want to include scenarios such as an otherwise well off family who happens to fall on hard times. Perhaps their fortune is incinerated by a stock market crash? The point of this thread is- upper class now becomes lower class and they are completely unused to work and the lifestyle. What can we do here? The only specific scenario I can give is Meki, whom I already mentioned. When you have everything done for you and you suddenly find yourself struggling to make ends meet- perhaps heckled by your former underlings (or an entire government and class in Meki's case) how would you react and what would you do?