It sounds petty - but this IS coming from someone who was struggling poor most of her life - someone who has paid all her own bills (including ALL of her own student loans without assistance), since she was a teenager, who had abusive (emotionally and financially) parents and siblings, and who has known a lot of entitled peers who never worried about $ - I'd love for her to know what financially insecure feels like.

I personally have a little chip on my shoulder when it comes to people who came from a lot and who achieved a lot (because they had the ease of not worrying how to pay their bills and eat while they did) but think they are somehow better than others simply because they started two feet behind the finish line while the rest of us slog along a few miles behind carrying weighted backpacks. "I did it. I don't see why you can't." Y-e-a-h, I have to put in 10x the effort and time to do the same thing, while also trying to figure out how I'm going to afford it.

Just because you are born rich, doesn't mean you are somehow more worthy or better than anyone else who is struggling. You don't know their situation. We all don't have rich mommy's and daddy's who can also easily use their resources to put US into a position of success. I'm sick of those who do, acting like I should just be able to magically fix any problem that might arise or go to whatever college or just take a year off and not work to figure things out and work on my stress. "I did it. So can you." Yeah, you did it with daddy's or grandmother's checkbook sweetheart. I'm having to work full-time while going to college full-time just to live. I also made the personal choice NOT to have kids because not being able to afford providing for them was one of my (many valid) reasons.

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