Xizenta wrote:Few points:
500k before taxes for a household income is NOT that rich. I would still call it rich, but it's pretty borderline and I would understand how some people would not.
OP has a point about the difficulties of being "rich" on paper. It sucks pretty freaking hard and I can empathize. In many ways coming from a rich family does cripple your opportunities to make your own success, which actually is more important than you $_$ greedy little poor kids who attack the OP can imagine. After all, material wealth really is as over-rated as many wise men in our history have warned, and in exchange for it, kids from rich families have to struggle with a lot of disrespect/social stigma. It's NOT worth it, because in the end you can look at young adults that come from a family with a household income of 80k and they are many times just as happy if not happier.
Anyone who immediately gets aggravated and complains that they would love and appreciate being in the OP's position is just being ignorant and fooled by a "grass is greener" situation. You guys are stupid. You would really give up a lifetime of respect for making your own success just so you could avoid earning your own rent/grocery money? Coming from a 500k family doesn't mean you are going to be given exotic cars and buying 12 dollar cocktails for every hot chick at the bar. It just means you can avoid a part-time job in your adolescence - but that's an over-rated benefit... working builds character, it keeps you healthy, it creates friendships etc etc. The position of a "spoiled rich kid" is not an enviable one... at least not at the 500k level. I know someone whose parents make over 1 million a year, his life sucks, and none of you would want to trade - take my word for it.
TLDR? LOL you guys are fucking ignorant.
I gave you a 'valley-girl' voice when I read this. It seemed fitting.