crackberry wrote:Eh, you may be right, but there are plenty of examples of people who grew up in wealthy families and yet ended up becoming dedicated public servants (both Roosevelts, JFK, etc.). Clearly I have no idea how much "hand-holding" their parents did, but I find the claim that those who come from wealthy families are inherently anti-public service somewhat offensive. I suppose if your claim rests solely on the hand-holding post-UG thing, that's another story, but I'm sure there are serious counterexamples to your argument.
It isn't so much an "argument," as it is an observation from a crabby poor who is surrounded by people with serious entitlement issues.
Also, you'll notice that I specifically had a trust-fund kid exception in there. People who can live an oppulent life while being dedicated public servants due to a trust fund aren't giving up anything by being in public service, aside from an even more oppulent life.
I'm more referring to the people who grew up in considerable wealth, but don't have enough generational wealth that they would be able to maintain that kind of lifestyle if they went in to PI. Those are the folks who are truly "giving something up" by going in to PI--and I have never, ever met one of these people.