“Family Money” Envy: “Their Parents Give Them Everything”
What it might look like: Whether or not you know a trust fund baby, it’s no secret that there are a lot of people out there who didn’t earn their jobs, income or opportunities beyond having the right genetics. Kind of makes you wonder: Why do they get such good luck?
What to remind yourself: On some level, you’ve accomplished even more than they have. Everything you have, you’ve earned—and that’s something to be proud of.
Simply getting an opportunity doesn’t guarantee success, but the skills and independence learned through hard work may very well set you up for life. “A parent might help a child get a job,” says Lasky, “but that child might not be able to keep the job if he doesn’t learn how to pull his own weight.” The opportunities you haven’t had just might be a blessing in disguise.
—Written by Jane Bianchi
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