I'm so frustrated with having to constantly listen to the smug superiority attitude of so many people who have truly not earned their financial wellbeing in life. Too many fail to remember that the ONLY reason that they're financially comfortable now, is entirely because of the assistance that they got from somewhere or someone else. Family help, a lottery win, a huge settlement from their or their partner's car accident, whatever. It seems that once someone gets used to being privileged, they fail to remember what created it. I know someone who would never have had the ability to purchase their condo unless their mother had given them the down payment and cosigned the mortgage. And yet now they act superior for having no mortgage and paying it off. This is typical of so many! I know young people who's parents bought their first place outright. The majority of us actually have to bust our asses to do for ourselves, and in my humble opinion, that counts for a whole lot more in the end. True achievement isn't just being lucky enough to have a wealthy parent, partner, or cashing in on a (usually non-life threatening) car accident. I'm truly happy for those of my friends and acquaintances who have been lucky enough to be so blessed, but please don't act all superior because you own a home and someone else doesn't. You had a LOT of help.
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