Why are children who have everything doing so poorly and seem so unhappy?
should the rich help the poor? maybe be helping others, it might help the rich
what do you all think?
Do you want the long answer or the short answer? Being a teacher I see this to some degree everyday. The children who are used to having everything sometimes have a sense of entitlement. When life does not give them that entitlement in every aspect, children do not know how to respond accordingly. I have worked with children from very affluent families and with children with challenging backgrounds. From my observatons, children from affluent familes often have nannies and are often not exposed to everyday experiences such as grocery shopping and needing to compare prices, weighing and the like. The children from struggling backgrounds do not have the experiences to comprehend concepts. There are many more factors that enter into answering your question and would be much too cumbersome for this forum.
I think that the joy and satisfaction we all want so badly comes from 'doing' rather than 'having'. However nice it is to have things, they really have no meaning unless it is something we have worked for and attained for ourselves. As parents, we want our children to have everything and this is our biggest mistake. Instead, we should be teaching them how to be imaginative, how to solve problems, how to play creatively without a structure, and ultimately they will know how to pursue their own dreams. Stuff is just stuff. Pride in one's accomplishments is not something we can buy. Just my thoughts
The kids that went to high school with me are a good example of this. The ones that had it easy didn't work as hard because they didn't need to. Everyone else learded the value of hard work because they had to work hard.
When you have everything then life tends to be boring and these problems come up.
If you get everything without any effort it doesn't taste as great as when you had to work to get it. I don't think we need to send young kids to work but the attitude certain parents have to shower their kids with whatever they want is wrong. Even if I have money to buy something my kids want, I don't always oblige because I want them to appreciate things and understand the value of things and human connections.
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