Generalizing the 1%
That's like generalizing those who score in the 1% intellectually.
In reality, their brain organizations are all over the charts, and so are their quirks.
It would seem some of the kids have high-powered, workaholic parents, and are left to figure things out on their own.
Perhaps some have retired, or semi-retired parents, and teach their kids well.
In my situation, my parents were the former, and my brothers and I had to figure things out on our own. Our parents did their best to balance career
and raising us well, but ultimately we had to develop our own systems for navigating around.
When I was 3 we moved from Louisiana to the D/FW area in Texas. My parents were given $500 from family to start off, and paps took a job as a plumber.
Three years later, he said screw this and started his own company. Mom applied for a job when my little brother was 2, I was 7, and older bro was 10.
She interviewed and was given the position of assistant manager with no prior experience from the get go
It took her eight years to work her way up
to executive VP, and my paps plumbing company added crews as the years rolled on.
As of a few or so years ago, we officially hit the top 1%. I can tell you that the top 1-.5% don't live that much different than the top 10-1.1%.
They may have an extra car or two, plus maybe a beach/lake house, but besides that it's pretty much the same. A little comfortable is all.
It's really the top .1% and up that are truly doing whatever the hell they want whenever the hell they want. Even then these families often still
work their tail off, and choose not to retire. They could hire someone to manage their money and live well for the rest of their lives, probably, but
usually are addicted to performing.
Anyways, a lot of times people in the top 1% realize the public educational system is junk, so will private or home school their children. They also
tend to try and have their kids involved with extracurricular activities that develop their talents.
Again, this is surely not the whole lot of them. A lot of richies are left with way too much monies and just become hoodlums. They may become addicted
to power like their parents may be, and turn to quick fixes like starting a small mafia, and drug running. Stuff like that. Plenty of foolish
criminals come from wealthy families.
Overall, they are all over the place just like any other bracket, except they have more opportunities for good and bad.