Are you born with a silver spoon spoiled?

United States
July 4, 2009 9:09pm CST
So, do you think people who are born with a silver spoon are too spoiled in majority. I believe so. They were born with everything they can get; and they have no worries on financial source whatsoever. They only worry about their social status, and making more money. They less likely knowing the suffering of poor people. A vivid example will be our former president George W. Bush. Would you agree with it?
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• Philippines
5 Jul 09
I'm an only child and a lot of people say that if you are an only child you are automatically spoiled. I can say I am spoiled but I know I am spoiled. There's a difference in being spoiled and not knowing your spoiled from being spoiled and knowing it. I know my limitations and I know that money doesn't grow on trees and you have to work hard to get things you want in your life. Cheers! Take care!
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@ShellyB (5244)
• United States
5 Jul 09
I do not believe people need to be born with a silver spoon to be spoiled, it really depends what the parents do, and try to give their children. Being born with a silver spoon is not bad, it also falls on the parents shoulders to teach their children how privileged they really are and that there are poor people in the world. I will use the example of Princess Diana, she taught her kids that there are sick and poor people in the world, she taught her kids kindness and compassion. I am not sure how George W Bush was as a kid, but being a politician, he had to know there were poor people.
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@bluerlyn (139)
• Philippines
5 Jul 09
no, i learned early on that if i want something i have to work for it. im not one of those lucky people who gets everything they wish for right away. i cant say anything about george w. bush since i dont know his upbringing and im not an american.
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@suspenseful (40316)
• Canada
11 Jul 09
No way. That is like saying that poor people are always good and perfect, and us middle class people can go either way. It all depends on how you are raised. If your parents raise you properly, give you strong moral values, and make you work - like those rich tycoons who made their sons start to work in the factory sweeping floors or be a mail clerk and then made them work up the ladder - even if your father is a millionaire, they will not be spoiled. Why I bet George w. Bushes' father made his work hard. You also do not know how much these rich people give to charity and maybe they do not boast and say "I have one million dollars to." You should also realize that these rich people own businesses and give jobs to other people, they are not just going to hand out money just to anyone. And they feel that to help poor, they will give them jobs, hand out grants or scholarships, not to just dress in rags and give all their money away and cry a lot.
@jpso138 (7844)
• Philippines
11 Jul 09
Well there are some of that but not all. There are people despite being rich and having all the comfort of life when they were born had grown up to value money and the effort it takes to earn money. I think it is a matter of discipline and values that the parent has instilled on the child as during the time they were raised.
• United States
5 Jul 09
Yes I agree that people born with a silver spoon are entirely too spoiled. I know several people that don't have to work, but won't give it a chance to learn how to earn.
@Glow1971 (354)
• Spain
5 Jul 09
There are very few people who are born with a silver spoon in their mouths who actually know and realize what it's like to suffer and have no money. They would never know how to survive in this world the moment their funds are taken away but at least the less fortunate can get by someway, somehow. I was never spoiled and i believe most people would love to have more money but I'm glad I have managed to do pretty much everything on my own and I'm very proud of myself. :)
@Ithink (10673)
• United States
5 Jul 09
I do think that is the case most of the time, Im sure there are a few exceptions somewhere thou. It falls to the parents to make the children not being spoiled and rotten.
• United States
5 Jul 09
No, I think it's more about how you are raised. Some of the most humble and generous people I know are also some of the wealthiest people I know. I also know and even have family members who think they are doing well, but are one missed paycheck away from losing everything. Most of them are worried about status and money. It's usually the people who don't have status and money who worry about it. As for the suffering of poor people most people who are poor are poor because of the choices they've made. When I was growing up my mom was a single mother raising 4 kids. We were on food stamps, welfare and medicaid. Just a few years ago I was living in a crappy motel and walked everywhere I went becuase I didn't own a car. Now I own my own home, two cars and three businesses. I have a wonderful wife and two wonderful children who I am able to provide for. The only thing that changed was me. It had nothing to do with who was in office, the state of the economy or what wealthy people were doing. I realized that what I was doing was not working and made a change. I try to teach other "poor" people to do what I did. 90% don't listen. Of those 10% who do listen only 10% actually do anything with the knowledge and support I give them.
• Philippines
5 Jul 09
It depends on the parents of that person. Some parents have a balanced life-work-family thing, however, some are not. It really depends, but most of the time, under my observation, most are spoiled by their parents. I don't know, but they don't have any more challenge to think about because they can buy anything that they want. However, thinking in that manner will just make the person that he/she indeed can get what he/she wants, which is dangerous because not everything can be bought my money, like love, family, people, etc. Those people I think only think how can they place their names in the top millionaire's or billionaire's list. On my part, I am not silver spoon fed, I am just a middle class person, which I think even if I don't have everything, I grew up well..
@dante_off (607)
• India
5 Jul 09
I do not know about George W. Bush but thats pretty much the case. When born with no deficiency, handling almost everything at a premature age ruins the child.Manners, responsibilities, behaviour become aliens and it becomes quite distinguished as a loafer...generally... But every rule has an exception!!!! I know someone from Silver Spoon family, a great guy, very good natured..... ~Cheerio~