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  juansamuel
 
December 26, 2011 1:15:46 pm
 
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  dylvez
 
December 26, 2011 1:18:41 pm
 
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My mom gave me**** because we didn't buy out the store for the boys. Those are all reasons why we didn't.
 
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  Delphigod
 
December 26, 2011 1:27:23 pm
 
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I called BS and looked up one of the people in that list, sarahhh194. Unfortunately, at least for that one, it's not made up... and it's much worse than you might imagine.

1st world problems FTL.

 
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  tvwxman
 
December 26, 2011 1:42:33 pm
 
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They are the 99%.
 
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  CheapSeats
 
December 27, 2011 9:25:42 am
 
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this just in - lots of spoiled children (of all ages) in the world. The biggest part of the problem is the kids that a kid hangs out with (and I think divorced parents buying love is one of the worst problems).

We're lucky that most of Christian's friends, even though they're well off, have parents who want them to work and earn money. His best friend worked at summer camps and did odd jobs last year to buy a $800 digital camera, and his soccer coach insists on the kids earning at least $200 towards their jamaica trip this summer and wants them all to earn the money for their team warmups they'll have this spring so that they'll take pride in them. The kids have did a team calendar sales and ran a christmas season soccer clinic for younger kids. Christian has already earned almost $400 doing that.

My uncle has been a great influence - a couple years ago, he started encouraging Christian to save towards a car and gave him $100 as "seed money". He's saved almost all his allowance and gift money as well as doing various things to make money since. He saved enough to pay almost $700 towards the macbook we got him for school this year and has > $500 saved towards a car, over and above the jamaica money.

The boy is a natural born salesman and entrepreneur, it's awesome to see.

 
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December 27, 2011 9:34:38 am
 
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quote:
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this just in - lots of spoiled children (of all ages) in the world. The biggest part of the problem is the kids that a kid hangs out with (and I think divorced parents buying love is one of the worst problems).

We're lucky that most of Christian's friends, even though they're well off, have parents who want them to work and earn money. His best friend worked at summer camps and did odd jobs last year to buy a $800 digital camera, and his soccer coach insists on the kids earning at least $200 towards their jamaica trip this summer and wants them all to earn the money for their team warmups they'll have this spring so that they'll take pride in them. The kids have did a team calendar sales and ran a christmas season soccer clinic for younger kids. Christian has already earned almost $400 doing that.

My uncle has been a great influence - a couple years ago, he started encouraging Christian to save towards a car and gave him $100 as "seed money". He's saved almost all his allowance and gift money as well as doing various things to make money since. He saved enough to pay almost $700 towards the macbook we got him for school this year and has > $500 saved towards a car, over and above the jamaica money.

The boy is a natural born salesman and entrepreneur, it's awesome to see.



Who knew CS was one of the 1%?

Great work with your kid(s) though.

As to the behavior of the sample kids in the original post, we saw the same attitude with young adults in the 80s, so it probably makes sense. Still, it sucks to see it so prevalent in social media.

 
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  CheapSeats
 
December 27, 2011 10:10:43 am
 
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Who knew CS was one of the 1%?

Great work with your kid(s) though.

As to the behavior of the sample kids in the original post, we saw the same attitude with young adults in the 80s, so it probably makes sense. Still, it sucks to see it so prevalent in social media.



I think we're actually the 2% or something. Regardless, anybody in the top 80% in the US is in the top .1% worldwide and none of us should forget that.

I think part of it is also facebook is a place that kids think is semi-private so they can blow off some steam and say stuff that they wouldn't actually say in front of adults. It's cool to hate your parents after all even when you don't. And we've seen some just plain rampant stupidity out of the boy and his friends on-line.

 
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  juansamuel
 
December 27, 2011 5:25:30 pm
 
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  Jack Hammer
 
December 27, 2011 5:57:12 pm
 
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Well, according to the Holiday "Newsletters" from the other Mather descendants in my family, there are still those out there, nose to the grindstone, banging out those stellar grades, studying in Europe, getting Bachelor, Master, Nursing, Theology etc degrees. All of my cousins had humble beginnings, as did my mom and aunts and uncles.

My kids never told me they hated me, my planned response is ôOh really? Well get in f****ng line!ö

 
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