The second estate of French society was made up of the nobility. These nobles lived on manors which they had inherited. The second estate consisted of about 2% of the total population who owned about 25% of the total land in France.
These nobles collected dues and rent from the peasants who lived on their lands. This endless source of income allowed them to live a lavish lifestyle.
Many persons have a wrong idea of what constitutes true happiness. It is not attained throught self-gratification but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.
The only one of the Seven Wonders that still survives today is The Great Pyramid of Giza.