I'm really going to go in depth here because in order to know what's going on, you need the details.
I've known my best friend for about 2 1/2 years. We both come from opposite families...I'm middle class from a pretty average family. He's from a very wealthy family, who are from another country, however have lived here all their lives.
We started hanging out after we realized we both love airplanes. After that, we started having everything in common, everything from likes and dislikes of certain things, the way we think about things, morals, and women problems. We were like an exact mirror image of eachother.
He drove a very nice, fast mustang and also had an older mustang that he drove when it rained so he wouldn't get his new one wet. He let me drive the new one once, and I fell in love with it, so I went out and got one...although I paid for it, not my parents like his parents did for him. We use to cruise in our cars together and go out almost every day. He would call every night and we'd talk about cars and just stuff for a couple hours each time, which sorta got annoying but it was cool.
During the time we'd hang out, I started getting the impression he's very materialistic, and as months went by, it became more and more apparent to me. It got to the point where I was starting to get mad hearing about what his dad just bought their family, and how much cash his dad carries around (his dad is a "slum-lord"). I started to also get jelous, which isn't a good thing, but it was hard not to. He'd talk about how he never pays for anything, parents take care of anything for him. We both worked at a grocery store for a while, then he quit because his dad bought an auto body shop for him. So he works there now.
Rewinding a bit...back when I first started hanging out with him, I brought him to Starbucks, which he had never been to before, nor heard of. Ever since then, we've hung out there every night, and now after about 2 years, it's become a huge hangout of the younger crowd, including most of our mutual friends. He's very into cars (as well as planes) but obsessed with cars. At Starbucks, that is what the conversation is about 99.999% of the time. It's becoming dull.
Well, recently, he decided his Mustang isn't fast enough, so he asked his dad for a brand new Z06 Corvette and of course, he got it. So, he's now prancin around in that, rolling into Starbucks every night and just having a grand old time.
About 5 or 6 months ago, a little after 9-11, we stopped hanging out as much, talking as much and just being around eachother like we use to. I've started giving him the cold shoulder in a way since then, haven't called him at all really, and we don't hang out anymore. He also stopped calling every night like he use to. I've deliberatly started acting like this because I want him to acknowledge to me that his friends mean somthing to him. However, he hasn't showed one bit of anything. He never shows anger or madness to anybody, everything's coooool with him. Most of our mutual friends are fed up with him too, and this new Corvette was the straw that broke the camel's back. We still all go to Starbucks, but I rarely talk to him directly, however he acts nice to me if we for some reason talk.
What I'm wondering is, should I be acting like this? Am I being immature or does he deserve this. He's clearly taken a hint because since I started doing this, he doesn't call anymore...however he will not come up to me and ask what the matter is. He wouldn't in a million years. Our friends are telling me I should go talk to him about it and clear things up, but I guess I have too much pride. In a nutshell, we went from hanging out every day and talking on the phone at night, to not hanging out anymore besides at Starbucks and not talking on the phone at all...what should I do? I feel like if I'm nice to him, I am giving him attention and whatnot, which is what I don't want him to have. Help!