Born Rich

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After viewing the film ‘Born Rich’, which profiled young adults who were born into the upper 1-4% of the wealthiest families in the country, I was kind of surprised to see that the majority of them did not like for it to be known that they came from money and still wanted to work for their own money. Also I found it classy that the parents insisted that even though they had inherited all this money, they were still responsible for doing something with their lives, and could not depend primarily on their inheritance. Most of the male young adults were level headed and did not seem to flaunt that they came from wealth, however the girls were more capable of showing they had money because of their expensive taste in fashion, and their readily availability to purchase very high end products. For the most part all of the young adults were driven towards achieving different goals and ambitious to meet them. I believe that there are many challenges and negative aspects that come with being born into the extremely wealthy. The biggest one would probably be the stereotype of being rude and stuck up because of their wealth, but as you can see in this film they are just like your everyday young adults and if you saw them walking on the street chances are you would not think twice of their extremely high wealth. Another challenge or negative aspect of being born into wealth is the pressure to keep their family name alive and up to the standards that they are known as.
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