do you have to be rich to be spoiled?

Discussion in 'Community' started by jefhatfield, Sep 13, 2003.

  1. jefhatfield Retired


    Jul 9, 2000
    let's hear your stories:p

    do you know anyone with a mom who irons both their 30 something son's underwear?

    or cook different dinners for the same night for different kids?

    or parents who buy their kids cars which they smash up within 48 hours...just 48 hours after having smashed up another car that was bought for them?

  2. MacAztec macrumors 68040


    Oct 28, 2001
    San Luis Obispo, CA
    My really good friend is pretty spoiled.

    Check this. I have this one friend that is into the whole Dirt Bike/Watercraft deal. In the summers he is at the river, and in the winter he is riding his dirtbike in glamis.

    My other friend (the spoiled one) always trys to be better then him. He always has to have a better motorcycle, a better watercraft, better everything.

    In the last year, he has gotten a new motorcycle, a go cart (real racing one), 2 NICE seadoos, new surfboard (cause of me), and a golfcart.

    Hes pretty spoiled. I mean, hes getting a brand new F-250 for his first car, with a lift kit.
  3. Doctor Q Administrator

    Doctor Q

    Staff Member

    Sep 19, 2002
    Los Angeles
    It's pretty late at night to be philosophizing, but I'll try...

    I consider "spoiled" to mean expecting more than one deserves, but the amount one deserves is subjective. Perhaps you can only define what you deserve as being the average amount of something received by your peers in similar situations for similar reasons. Boy, is THAT subjective! And "rich" can only be defined relative to other people. So we really have nothing concrete to go on here.

    Nevertheless, if being spoiled is an attitude (in contrast to an ability to get what you want), then you can certainly have it without riches.
  4. jefhatfield thread starter Retired


    Jul 9, 2000
    my friend who crashes cars more than a nascar race only to get funded for bad driving is spoliled

    the two brothers who have their mom do all their work to the point that they have large hairy man tits are spoiled...let's put it this way...if those boys produced milk, they could feed the world...that would be putting thier talent to good use
  5. Doctor Q Administrator

    Doctor Q

    Staff Member

    Sep 19, 2002
    Los Angeles
    It is interesting to contrast "spoiled" with "optimistic". Both words might apply to someone like me who expects things to work out for the better and has no doubt about getting desired possessions (e.g., Power Mac G5) someday. But the word "spoiled" comes with implied disapproval, while "optimistic" is usually a positive, so you have to decide whether you look upon the person with distaste or favor before you apply one or the other label. Would either label apply to you, Jef?
  6. G4scott macrumors 68020


    Jan 9, 2002
    Austin, TX
    I think some people think of me spoiled, just because I've been to high school school with three different computers (over all 4 years, that is...)

    I get looks like "didn't you have another computer the other week?" and "Sorry I don't have a laptop", but each laptop had it's uses. The first was a blueberry iBook, which we had gotten for our mom, but then half a year later, the school got here a nice PowerBook G3. I used the iBook, and took it to school when needed. Then, while I'm a sophomore, my parents find a good deal on a dual USB 600mhz iBook, and i think they were being a bit optimistic about the lifeline of a computer. My dad thought that it would last me through college, but after seeing how the thing was working at the end of my junior year, he said I'd get another computer for college. My brother (who is 2 years younger than me), on the other hand was using the other iBook.

    Well, sometime during the last semester of my senior year, my dad sees "12 months no interest no payments" in a CompUSA ad, and decides that it would be a good time to get a computer, because they wouldn't have to pay off the interest. So, we go to the local CompUSA, and they had their first or second shipment of 12" PowerBooks, and I got a 12" PowerBook with SuperDrive, extra RAM, an AirPort Extreme card, and the CompUSA TAP (hey, it's worked out for me in the past...)

    Well, I take it to school, and people are like "geez, how rich are you, getting a new computer every year?", but I see that these are the same people who get their F-250 or F-350's, lift kits, who spend more on gas, and all of this stuff, and I'm like "Well, if your parent's didn't constantly pay for your car and everything you want in it, then maybe you could get a nice computer, which of course, is after they got their parent to pay for a $3000 desktop gaming computer...

    To tell you the truth, I drive a Ford Escort (and in high school, a 91 Toyota Pickup, which was nice, and built for off-roading, but it was like that when we bought it, and I didn't pour money into it.)

    I've seen kids from families that I know don't have a lot of money, and they try to be 'cool' by getting new clothes that cost something like $40 a shirt and stuff. And then there are the kids who are: 1. stupid 2. from rich families 3. and have parents who don't want their kid to feel bad. These are the guys (and girls) who drive their expensive cars that their parents gave them to the local community college, and still party with high school kids, while people who may not necessarily be rich, yet smart enough to know that college is more important, get to go to some kick-ass college parties...

    I just hope that these spoiled kids I knew realize that in some point in life, it doesn't matter what you drive, because you'll just drive it from home to school or from home to work. You'll have no time to do fun things, because you have to work extra hours to pay for everything you want that your parents won't buy for you anymore.

    In conclusion, you don't have to be rich to be spoiled, but it sure does help.
  7. mymemory macrumors 68020


    May 9, 2001
    Did you ever heard about my 36 year old brother???

    Spoiled people come from diferent places:

    1. Parents feels guilty by not spending enought time with their sons and they buy things to furfill that lack of attention.

    2. Parents may give to their sons what they never had when they were kids.

    3. Parents do not know how to educated a kid and they buy them things in the mean time. In other words, that is how they were educated too.

    4. Parents may suffer from a "lack of acceptance" and they please their kids to feel they are good parents.

    5. Usually the mother choose one of their sons (in the back of their head) to give them company, that happen specially when there is not good comunication between husband and wife. The kid will give the affection the mother needs and she will never let him go, even when she will do everything and complain about him, you will tell she is gonna be the conciesness of the guy.

    I have seen this scenario hapening tons of times and the common denominator is that the father of the boy is eather not present or had serious marital problems with his wife in the pass. Things that the mother couldn't go over.

    In my house we have a combination of 2 of those, #5 and #4, of course #3 and #2 are in too. The only one who felt in to that is my older brother, he is 36 and he can not survide without my mother.

    I have been educated by the same rules too but I saw myself in my older brother and I do not want to be in his possition, what a lack of freedom and what a huge ammount of frustration. Now way.

    Talk to me about spoiled people.
  8. iJon macrumors 604


    Feb 7, 2002
    i feel real spoiled. if some asked me about spoiled i would just think of a rich kid with a lot of stuff. which is why i feel spoiled, and i know i am. i have a powermac g4 with a 20" inch display, a g5 on the way, a kick ass gaming pc, a 12 inch powerbook, isight, ipod, 2 tv's, i drive an acura to school, i have an xbox, ps2, gamecube, my own room, own bathroom, college paid for, easy job, mucho money in the stock market, t68i, i mean the list goes on, and im only 17. but i am thankful for it that my parents could make this life for me. andi got friends and im really happy in life. so in my opinion, it takes money to be spoiled.

  9. jefhatfield thread starter Retired


    Jul 9, 2000
    there is also spoiled and lazy, too and i have some doozy stories on that one:p
  10. wdlove macrumors P6


    Oct 20, 2002
    While growing up I had a cousin that would classify as being spoiled. We would visit often for a cookout or any kind of meal. No matter the menu she would fix him a hamburger and french fries!

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