Collectors with deep pockets and precise appraisal of any given situation often have far more important matters to attend to rather than waste away on petty circumstances.
Serious collectors often fill their time undertaking earnest study and documentation of the objects they collect. Shelves lined with books and display cases filled to its maximum capacity with specimens are the collector’s haven.
Seldom do collectors shy away from their sanctuary and participate in community oriented events. But when they do respond to an invitation, rest assured they respond with pomp and poise. Their turnout and bearings reflect the knowledge and understanding attained from years of research and experience.
Collectors are not driven by fame or glamour. Passion and earnest sincerity drives them. The least one can do is a show of gratitude and acknowledgement. Instead of envy and a deluded sense of having one’s limelight taken away.
Collectors with deep pockets naturally will have an extensive network and it is just a matter of time before word of petty and disgruntled sentiments reach them. Hence it would be wise not to overstep the boundary of being objective and crossing over towards childish demeanor.
Offend a collector even once and one may find oneself losing a potential high rolling client. Collectors are clients after all in the end. One cannot refer oneself as a collector if one does not have the means to do so. That is a fact.
Just as how a collector objectively documents his finds. A collector will ultimately decide if future collaborations are sustainable. Organisations with members lacking empathy and maturity leaves a rather sour taste in the mouth after all.
Collectors after all are financially independent in sustaining their collections hence the saying “collectors don’t owe anyone a living” is apropos.
Collectors are independent. Their interest are neither politically motivated nor sponsored in any way. Hence it would be prudent to be thoughtful when intention to sway any collectors towards one’s agenda and motives. Be it political or financial, collectors are not interested in the gains of others. A person of sound principles will see opportunities at every turn and strive for a win-win situation yet sadly these days, immaturity festers in those positioned within ivory towers.