For instance, wealthy people complaining wind turbines ruin their view and disrupt their lives when an average person would find simply having a view of the ocean pleasurable? I hope this gets the point across. I want to say "pedantic" but I don't think it quite fits.

What is the term for this situation?

  • Their fine sensibilities are offended. Aug 16, 2016 at 23:11
  • We need at least two words, I think, with one of them being naive or naivete. Or innocent or innocence. I'm thinking of the wonderful song by the incomparable Violeta Parra, "Porque los pobres no tienen". There's a verse where she talks about the brainwashed, innocent poor who "in their innocence" believe that they will go to hell if they pursue revolution. "De tiempos inmemoriales que se ha inventa’o el infierno para asustar a los pobres con sus castigos eternos, y al pobre, que es inocente, con su inocencia creyendo." Aug 16, 2016 at 23:28
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    Snobbish, maybe?
    – zondo
    Aug 17, 2016 at 1:09
  • Your example doesn't really work because a lot of "average" people would complain about the wind turbines, and some wealthy people might not mind them. Aug 17, 2016 at 9:26

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