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originally posted by: paraphi
originally posted by: onequestion
Look what it did for Micheal Jackson or Brittney Spears or Beiber!
There are exceptions in everything. However, look at the mess these three made of their lives. I wonder if they are truly happy beyond the therapy.
originally posted by: MoonBlossom
You know, at first I was (understandably) apalled; but really this is a thought-provoking perspective...
I am fortunate to know a good many people from all economic levels; and in wealthier families, often the kids are raised by nannies, while the parents either work crazy hours to gain further wealth, or indulge themselves rather than spending time with their children - even when they have ample time available. Now you might think that a caring nanny could take the place of lack of parental love, but kids are intelligent, and they know they are being neglected. It is then no surprise when these kids grow up, trying to fill a seemingly bottomless hole, with drugs, alcohol, thrill-seeking etc. and sadder yet, when any of them die due to the above.
It happens in poor families too by the way - but for different reasons. Often the parents are working two or more jobs, or too many hours just to barely make ends meet, and so end up having no time left to spend with their children. This is also what can happen when the increasing cost of living usurps stagnant wages, despite that family finances were fine when they first procreated. Some of these children run the streets or are "latch-key" kids - so called because they carry house keys to let themselves into an empty home after school. They too, grow up trying to fill a bottomless hole, but because they don't have wealth or connections to protect them from their dalliance into drugs etc., they often end up in the criminal justice system.
So you see, these issues truly know no financial boundaries; and the two opposite spectrums are much more similar than they would ever believe. Ironically, one segment of neglect is caused by too much money, and the other by too little - the end result is the same though. This is but one reason I am a proponent of levelling out the economic disparities between the lowest and highest ends of the spectrum - as by extension we would also be levelling out the societal and familial problems that are caused by extreme excess or extreme lack as well.
Actually it's like 15 different topics all tied together into one in an attempt at satire.