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    (Original post by DanielleT192)
    Being generous and thinking of others? Didnt you have a forum about sociopaths?
    When your parents have a combined yearly salary over a million pounds then of course you are generous. My parents and I don't lack common decency.
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    (Original post by cleverasvoltaire)
    I got it partially as a result of getting 14 A*s at GCSE and getting into Harrow, but hey ho. My brother has a job that puts him in the top tax bracket at the age of 22 so I'm yet to get there, but I am working hard. I think there's a lot less stress when you're rich and a much smaller sense of responsibility sometimes so it is important to give back to the community and not forget about others.
    well done on your great gcses! and getting into a great school. You defo deserved your car
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    (Original post by CancerousProblem)
    my dad earns a decent amount of money, and I felt quite miserable for the past few years living with my family. My dad and mom are always fighting, and talks of divorce are always around the corner, although it hasn't happened yet. I'm constantly told by my dad that he hates my mom and the only reason he hasn't kicked her out of the house is because of me.

    My dad always asks me 'tell me why I should support you two pieces of ****' (referring to me and my mom) whenever he gets in a bad mood from work and in the past has went into my room with a hammer and smashed some of my belongings while yelling at me in a fit of anger, and this lasted several hours up until 2 am. I was quite useless in school the next day. To him, anything is 'ok' and justified if you're angry, which he manages to find every little reason to be really angry such as me not eating dinner with him when he gets home from work at 9 o clock at night or siding with my mother in an argument.

    When he gets happy about something, he often goes overboard with it though but doesn't really know what to do about it. Like when I got a scholarship for some competition, he just gave me a big chunk of money, more than any parent would realistically give their child. He then would proceed to tell every single one of his friends about it and would not stop talking about it even years later.

    Even though I did have a good education and I did come from a reasonably wealthy family, I wasn't happy and I lived in perpetual fear that I would lose it all. I am much happies now my father thought boarding school was a good idea, and subsequently I can avoid my family for the most part except for a couple of holidays a year.
    That's really sad to hear. Im glad your happy now. Hapiness is the most important thing, do what you love and keep being happy :console:
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    (Original post by Jibola240)
    I'd class my faimly as rich. But, what's interesting is that in my life, we went from poverty, like barely knowing whether we were next going to eat. To living in a large house, with lots of land, and many nice cars. Werid transion basically, poverty - poor - middle class - to rich. I'd say I've noticed a increase in happiness from my family, just feels like more freedom, more opportunities, less stress etc. Obviously, money itself doesn't make people happy, but in my experience it certainly does help. In other words, I wouldn't go back to the days of poverty.
    well im glad your parents made it!. I always feel like people who have experienced both sides have a much better appreciation of the wealth as well. Be proud of your parents. And btw, just being nosey, but from your name I was wondering if you were Nigerian?
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    (Original post by EdmundWoodstock)
    My father has an excellent job and is exceedingly wealthy, which has allowed him to support almost single handedly my mother, me and my 4 siblings. It is truly a privilege to come from such a background, I've received excellent education at private schools and been around the world on many holidays. I feel it's also allowed me to appreciate just how lucky I am by having friends and acquaintances who aren't as fortunate.
    If I may ask, what job does he do?
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    (Original post by whenthecatcalls)
    If I may ask, what job does he do?
    He's a corporate insurance lawyer
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    (Original post by cleverasvoltaire)
    When your parents have a combined yearly salary over a million pounds then of course you are generous. My parents and I don't lack common decency.
    (Original post by DanielleT192)
    Being generous and thinking of others? Didnt you have a forum about sociopaths?
    Yeah he's talking ****. He's a supposed diagnosed sociopath and a self professed Conservative by birth. Yawn.
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    (Original post by EdmundWoodstock)
    He's a corporate insurance lawyer
    Oh nice!. Well I am studying law at university this year, super excited but I am not sure what type of lawyer I am going to become. Leaning towards criminal law though. Anyway you must be proud of your dad!.
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    (Original post by whenthecatcalls)
    Oh nice!. Well I am studying law at university this year, super excited but I am not sure what type of lawyer I am going to become. Leaning towards criminal law though. Anyway you must be proud of your dad!.
    I am of course, he's worked blood, sweat and tears to get to where he is now, managing director of Europe in his particular company

    Don't worry about specialising yet, you'll have plenty of time to do that at Uni. And don't you have to go to law school after Uni to further specialise anyway?
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    (Original post by EdmundWoodstock)
    I am of course, he's worked blood, sweat and tears to get to where he is now, managing director of Europe in his particular company

    Don't worry about specialising yet, you'll have plenty of time to do that at Uni. And don't you have to go to law school after Uni to further specialise anyway?
    um even more impressive :congrats:. I suppose I will. Specialising isn't my biggest worry now tbh, just meeting my grade requirements to get into my firm uni (LSE) . Kind of, you do training contracts for about 2 years I think. So are you planning to follow in the footsteps of your father? or another path.
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    (Original post by whenthecatcalls)
    um even more impressive :congrats:. I suppose I will. Specialising isn't my biggest worry now tbh, just meeting my grade requirements to get into my firm uni (LSE) :colondollar:. Kind of, you do training contracts for about 2 years I think. So are you planning to follow in the footsteps of your father? or another path.
    Ahh, it must be different now then as my father only did a year of law school after Uni before getting a job.

    No, law is definitely not for me, I'm a third year Natural Scientist :laugh:
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    (Original post by cleverasvoltaire)
    My brother is a stock broker in London, my dad is an investment banker and my mum is a doctor whilst my sister is training to be one. Harrow is lovely and very, very posh.
    at,East back up your bullshiiit by having an undated account detail, ok you get good GCSE results but your still in A level bud and your not at Harrow so don't try and up your ego by making yourself sound as if your at Harrow, your clever but not that clever


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    (Original post by EdmundWoodstock)
    Ahh, it must be different now then as my father only did a year of law school after Uni before getting a job.

    No, law is definitely not for me, I'm a third year Natural Scientist :laugh:
    Still an equally respectable path, what uni if I may ask?, not being nosey but you know.
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    I have hoards of cash and I enjoy buying good things and triumphantly storming over people with my elephantine private education-funded intellect.
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    I think people don't like to call themselves rich but tbh I think my family are a lot richer than we used to be because we inherited money when my grandma died, but I definitely am not happy at the moment My grandma meant a lot more and made me so much happier than being without her but with more money! I don't think I could buy anything that would make me any happier.
    It's nice not worrying about lack of money though. But it's like, money is only a problem when you don't have it, and when you do it doesn't make you happy, just one thing to not worry about. That probably sounds obvious, but I think money is like losing weight. When you feel "fat", you want to be "skinny" more than anything in the world and believe that it'll make you so so happy, but once you get to your ideal weight, being skinny doesn't exactly make you happy either, you just don't feel so down about your body, or even then, sometimes you still do feel unhappy with it.
    This is just my opinion! I don't think I'm a very superficial / materialistic person so it doesn't make me happy, but money is great for having more options with your education!
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    (Original post by whenthecatcalls)
    Still an equally respectable path, what uni if I may ask?, not being nosey but you know.
    I VMed you. Also, as long as you work hard you'll probably get the grades for LSE, waiting for those grades to get into Uni was one of the most stressful times of my life
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    (Original post by dripper)
    I have hoards of cash and I enjoy buying good things and triumphantly storming over people with my elephantine private education-funded intellect.
    I hope you are trolling, If not, that's just pure arrogance
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    (Original post by cleverasvoltaire)
    Being someone who has parents in the very highest percent of earners, it is a blessing. I have been to excellent private schools, I have always been comfortably off and I have also been able to help those less fortunate. Financial freedom gives so many options in practically every aspect of life. Most importantly, though, I have a VW Beetle at the age of 17. Which makes me extremely happy.
    That's odd.. 3 weeks ago you were talking about how your parents have no money. What a remarkable turnaround for them.
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    My family live comfortably. We would be considered rich by some, but I really don't feel money makes any difference to me as a person, and I don't like talking about it overly. This is where I start to feel uncomfortable with what my life looks like from the outside. I have never been given everything I want (as some would assume) and I wouldn't ask for anything, either.

    I'm extremely grateful for what I have as I grew up with little money, and my parents work very, very hard for what we have now. I was always encouraged to get a job and work hard, and I have - at one point I was doing 3 part time jobs to earn money.

    If anything, my parents' attitude towards money has instilled in me a really good work ethic and attitude towards spending. I get pretty embarrassed by a lot of the kids in my area who throw their parents' money around like it's nothing.
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    (Original post by whenthecatcalls)
    (...) So if you consider yourself/your family very rich, do you take you wealth as a blessing or a burden? it would be interesting to know.
    Not rich, but not poor, so the middle. Just hypothetically my parents would have been the same ones, but rich. So I have had the same authoritarian father who would have ruined my life even as rich son. Of course if I would have been rich, I would have had the possibility to forget my sorrows by shopping, but the sorrows and mental pains were still in existence nevertheless. But as a son of a billionaire, I would not be aware of it. So one day I would have drowned the sorrows, problems and mental pains by alcohol. During ageing I would have surely realized my pathetic life as a rich snob. Because of excessive alcohol consumption, I would be died.

    What I was trying to point out is that there are things in life which cannot be bought by money, namely lovely and sensitive parents. A rich life is not a good one, if there are no people who likes you, or even share it with you. We, the humans, are social living creatures who could not live without being closely linked to beloved people. And that cannot be managed by money. And considered from this point of view, I would say, yes, being rich may be a burden.

    But being rich is also a matter of opinion. Although I have not money in abundance, I regard my life as rich. I am full of rich experiences and I have a rich general knowledge.
 
 
 

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