What are they, in your opinion?
Obviously I'm not talking about 12 year olds with iPhones and everything and four pairs of UGGs who throw a fit at Christmas if they don't get everything they wanted. Obviously spoilt and bratty.
I think if your parents are rich and give you money and you have stuff you like, but you're grateful for it and never really ask for much then...you're not spoilt? Very lucky, but not spoilt.
Basically I'm feeling guilty about how much my parents give me. I don't have a paying job. I have two volunteering jobs so I don't have much time to spare, but it also means I rely on my parents to pay everything for me. The only money I've ever earnt is by washing my dad's car, it's pathetic, I'm 17. We go on holiday a lot. Lots of other examples. But I'm grateful for anything they give me. How much do you get from your parents?
It just annoys me when people say "I've had to work for everything I got"- that's great, but if you really did, then it was survival spirit. If your parents fed you and cared for you without you having to slave away for it, it's not really true, is it? And if you're talking about working hard at school, well, you're the one who'll reap the benefits. I've heard this from Jack Wills people who definitely didn't have a hard time of it growing up. Just because you have a lot doesn't mean you haven't had to work for some of it.
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- 10-04-2011 20:17
- 10-04-2011 20:20
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- 10-04-2011 20:27
Poor Cher! Didn't she grow up on a council estate?
Didn't realise she still existed.
- 10-04-2011 21:24
People have different definitions of spoilt, many people brand others as spoilt because they get everything on a platter (what's a rich parent meant to do, let their millions wilt whilst forcing their kids to scran?). Of course makong loads of money means spending it on things you love, children often fall under this category. It comes with the territory. I am envious of all those richer/more spoilt than me but you have to accept it. These people aren't any worse than us (not always )
I think being 'spoilt' is when you have been treated to an extent that you loose touch with reality. I feel sorry for those who are truly spoilt. Otherwise anyone who is rich and gets treated, well I guess I wish I was you it must be nice to be able to ask your rents for nice things without that sickly feelinh of guilt in your tummy over how they will pay for it.
EDIT: forgot to answer question!! I didn't get anything, I helped the rents with my part time job and paid for what little I had. Even UCAS fees etc. we were financially insecure and my parents are not very educated/university types so I personally thought i'd leave school at 16, I even had my apprenticeship lined up with a building company but then my dahh had a stroke and we wouldn't get care from the council unless I was still at school. Now i'm in 2nd year doing Econ at Edinburgh. I don't know if I know that value of money but I hope I can be happy regardless, like my parents. lolLast edited by pooo; 10-04-2011 at 21:30.
- 10-04-2011 21:34
I think people have very different definitions of 'spoilt'.
I've had people imply that about me. when I was at uni and between jobs they said I 'live off mummy and daddy'.
I only accepted money for essential things, like rent and books, not luxuries. I didn't have much choice as I get only a basic loan, but, yes, I am aware that there are people on this who still get zero financial help from their parents.
I think parental income is irrelevant. I know people who really struggle with money but still buy their kids expensive christmas/birthday presents and wear expensive trainers. I think its really selfish and bratty to ask for something frivolous like this if you KNOW your parents can't afford it.
When I was 13 there was a school trip to France that cost £645 and I didn't even ask to go on it, because I would have felt bad about them spending that much money on me.