Have you met a rich kid lately?
We all have dreams about being rich enough to buy whatever we want whenever we want without worrying about working for it. That’s just not going to happen for most of us, sadly. As depressing as the thought may be, remember that money doesn’t buy happiness, intelligence, or commonality with your friends. These people had encounters with rich individuals and lived to tell the tale…
Girl in my high school physics class offering her brand new iPhone to be destroyed in an experiment because “my dad will just buy me a new one”. She had it for like 1 week. (sombodyprobably)
I volunteer for Burning Man, which happens to attract some of the worst trustafarians I have ever seen. People who claim to live bohemian lifestyles of art and magic, that also have unending parental support for their magical globetrotting adventure.
It’s frustrating, because these people live in the most sheltered bubble of all. I can’t even begin to describe how infuriating it is to deal with folks who can drop $50,000 on a week at a festival. (CromulentCombine)
Living in Excess
My friend was Chinese Canadian. She worked as an English tutor for the Chinese Uni students. Her role was to teach them functional English, help their pronunciation and work with them on essays etc. What ended up happening was her teaching these students life skills (eg. how to use a washing machine, how to grocery shop etc.)
She had to call one family because they were sending the 19 year old kid US $25,000 a month for living expenses. This was back when a student apartment was like $600 a month on average (90’s.) She explained to the parents that the amount was excessive. The parents chuckled about it but didn’t stop. hehe (My_Body_The_Mystery)