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Old 18 May 2019, 10:17 PM   #61
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Old 18 May 2019, 10:19 PM   #62
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Old 18 May 2019, 10:31 PM   #63
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Old 18 May 2019, 10:34 PM   #64
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Old 18 May 2019, 10:37 PM   #65
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Old 18 May 2019, 10:42 PM   #66
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Old 18 May 2019, 10:46 PM   #67
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Old 18 May 2019, 11:00 PM   #68
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You are mostly right I think. I really do. Family support through professional school and so forth, family business. I know of quite a bit of that here personally. Some wonít admit to it. Most wont. But the help was there. For me though thatís just not the case. I am from such dire straits I would be to ashamed to say it here and how poor I was. Worse than poor. Most would not or could not understand. And most would not believe it anyway. I had no help. None. Now I split time between two countries.
He didnít comment on a supportive family.

He commented on generational wealth. Big difference.

Personally, I was super lucky. My folks took great care of me, and provided me with opportunities.

And Iím grateful.
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Old 18 May 2019, 11:19 PM   #69
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Old 18 May 2019, 11:27 PM   #70
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Everyone here is rich. AKA lots of help from mom & dad. Running the fam business/trust fund.
Generational wealth is powerful
No, but some are ignorant.
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Old 18 May 2019, 11:54 PM   #72
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Old 19 May 2019, 12:02 AM   #73
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I create analog products, that some people use every day, and I hope will continue long after I am gone. :)
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Old 19 May 2019, 12:30 AM   #74
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You are mostly right I think. I really do. Family support through professional school and so forth, family business. I know of quite a bit of that here personally. Some won’t admit to it. Most wont. But the help was there. For me though that’s just not the case. I am from such dire straits I would be to ashamed to say it here and how poor I was. Worse than poor. Most would not or could not understand. And most would not believe it anyway. I had no help. None. Now I split time between two countries.
I’ll admit it, right here and right now, I grew up with some dough.
But as the second generation of a self-made first generation, I learned the value of hard work
And yes, graduate school, and the like,is easier on the nerves when you don’t have to work 4 jobs to pay the tuition

But you still have to do the work!

Nobody passes the exams/ boards for you

Unless we are talking about those Hollywood nutcases and their spoiled kids


I respect and admire all people who strive to succeed and see many examples of those folks right here on TRF


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Old 19 May 2019, 12:57 AM   #75
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Old 19 May 2019, 01:17 AM   #76
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He didnít comment on a supportive family.

He commented on generational wealth. Big difference.

Personally, I was super lucky. My folks took great care of me, and provided me with opportunities.

And Iím grateful.
True good point.
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Old 19 May 2019, 01:33 AM   #77
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Everyone here is rich.
AKA lots of help from mom & dad.

Running the fam business/trust fund.

Generational wealth is powerful


Taking it from your context, I guess you didnít inherit wealth. Me either.

If you were a LEO and served well since 1977, you deserve a salute even if you didnít want it.

But your first assertion is inaccurate in its broadness.

Lots of us worked our way into wealth. Lots of us arenít ďrichĒ in whatever definition you meant.

Until we live in a world beset with confiscation of assets and generational wealth, more power to the ones who enjoy it.


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Old 19 May 2019, 01:34 AM   #78
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Everyone here is rich. AKA lots of help from mom & dad. Running the fam business/trust fund.
Generational wealth is powerful
I'm not entirely sure where that assumption came from.
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Old 19 May 2019, 01:37 AM   #79
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Old 19 May 2019, 02:05 AM   #80
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30-40 more years before I need to start using this product. Hopefully.
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Old 19 May 2019, 02:22 AM   #81
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Old 19 May 2019, 02:23 AM   #82
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I retired on Dec 1 2006.....have not worked since.....every time I feel the urge to work again i lay on the couch and watch TV till the urge goes away.
I did not know it at the time but with all my medical problems and my wife's when she was living it would have been impossible to work.....so it was all for the best.
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Old 19 May 2019, 02:36 AM   #83
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The support from family/ parents is the foundation for many who are successful.

This support goes beyond financial.

Nepotism also plays a role in many industries too.

This is why entrance criteria at some universities is Ďlowerí for non private schooled applicants as regardless of potential, itís recognised by top educational minds that they simply cannot, on average, fulfil their potential as well as someone who has had all the opportunities possible given to them.

To me this is the true Ďwealthí which is most commonly passed down. That of education, support and the freedom of possibility. This covers far more people than the <0.1%ís who may inherit large sums of money outright.

What people then choose to do with that leg-up is obviously down to them. Some are hugely successful in their own right, others quite frankly squander it.

The next generation will then benefit again in turn from this and the cycle perpetuates.

Social mobility also differs country to country around the world, but there is no doubt the odds are stacked against some people from day 1, for no other reason than who their parents are.
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Old 19 May 2019, 02:39 AM   #84
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Old 19 May 2019, 03:11 AM   #85
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I create analog products, that some people use every day, and I hope will continue long after I am gone. :)


Itís super rewarding isnít it?!
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Old 19 May 2019, 03:14 AM   #86
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Right.

I left a job at PwC when my father had his 5th heart attack.

He looked, from his hospital bed, at my brother and I and said, ďI donít have the money to retiree, and the business is failing, I need helpĒ.

My brother backed off. I stepped forward. The business had 3 employees at the time and was in endless debt.

16 years later I now have over 30 employees and I was listed on Inc 5000ís list of fastest growing companies.

Over the last 16 years Iíve paid my father a nice salary, and then some. Iíve paid off what he spent on college, and likely my first 18 years as well.

I remember the days when I picked up toilet paper one week, and paper towels the next because I couldnít afford both in one trip to the supermarket.

My first shop was in a swamp. No heat in winter. No ac in summer. No doors on the bathrooms. Destroyed in hurricane Irene and then again in Sandy.

No generational family money here.
Thatís totally awesome, Seth.
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