He had just been presented with a miniature Formula 1 racing car costing many thousands. Jake had a very low opinion of the under-privileged dismissing them as "paupers" but then paradise crumbled.
Jake's, father went bankrupt, committed suicide and his mother developed cancer. They relocated to a flat, amongst the "paupers".
Jake changed: he learned to cook and cared for his mother with the devotion of a saint. Previously he hadn't ever made his bed and never called anyone a pauper again.