Born Rich- Lindsay Fekete 091854940

Posted: January 29, 2012 in Uncategorized

This documentary was very interesting.  Our society, especially the younger generations have in recent times become more infatuated with Hollywood and the lives of these young heirs and heiress’s. I think everyone at one point or another has imagined what it would be like to be born rich. Most would use the word lucky, however, after viewing this film, some can refer to the saying, “more money, more problems.” These young people have had to endure some struggles by having to live up to expectations of their parents and to battle the harsh prejudice of their friends or classmates growing up. These young people seem to want more meaning in life. They surprisingly want to work hard and earn their money.  It is so easy to judge these people but like anyone we cannot change who our parents are; perhaps we need to look past their fortune and understand that money indeed is not everything.

  1. Jennifer St. John says:

    I found it particularily interesting that a couple of the heirs didn’t feel entitled to their inheritance. They express feelings of guilt as they are very aware that they haven’t really accomplished anything significant in order to earn this money. With that being said, I don’t know if it will ever be possible for them to truly appreciate their wealth, as they never have and never will have to exert any sort of effort to attain it. I do acknowledge that they are faced with unique struggles, especially at the relational level, but I in no way feel sorry for them.

  2. Michelle Almeida says:

    I also found this video very interesting. It was interesting that the video focused on the feelings of the children who were “born rich” rather than thier consumption patterns, which is something that automatically comes to mind when we think of these types of people. In addition I also found it interesting to see the differences between the children with regards to the amount of money they were exposed to at a young age. For example one person claims that they weren’t raised rich, that they didn’t get much presents for birthdays or holidays while others state that they lived thier life open to luxurious lifestyles. I find it amorable that certain individuals admit to not deserving the fortune that they will inherit, and also that the responsibility is overwhelming.

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