them, even giving them an affluent lifestyle?
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Tom, are you speaking to me or Grace?
Im not clear what you are trying to say, especially in the last paragraph. Could you explain further Tom?
It is a sign of laziness, really. If one wants something-WORK it! No one should support an able-bodied adults. Family in many cases is synonymous w/moochers & parasites.
The question came from Grace, Three Keys, so I was referring to her question.
All good then, Tom
Intelligent, able bodied people should be socioeconomic parasites. No one should expect to be supported by relatives. Either support yourself or DO WITHOUT. If one wants something, WORK for it! Nothing owes anyone anything-including family!
Not only upper middle & upper class parents, many poor parents EXPECT the more successful siblings to support & carry the less successful siblings. This behavior is rife in large families.
I brought up that book because the author wrote about this issue 20+ years ago, and yes, there were working class parents of high net worth who asked doctors to give money to siblings.