Stop Calling Me Spoiled
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Stop Calling Me Spoiled

I may be given a lot but I work for it too.

Stop Calling Me Spoiled

Growing up, I never went without anything I needed. I had nice clothes, never went to bed hungry, and had a family that sure loved to spoil me. I never saw anything wrong with being given nice things and I am not quite sure why today's society now has an issue with it. I am unable to go on websites like Twitter, Facebook, and even sometimes Instagram without seeing a post degrading those of us who are "spoiled".

Although it is nice to have all of the things I do, I never asked for this. I never threw a coin in a wishing well and hoped it would happen. Both of my parents work extremely hard and it is ridiculous that someone can be looked down upon because of their parents work ethic. What is even more annoying to me is the fact that I have had AT LEAST one job, sometimes two, and at one point three. I am working for the things I have too. I pay for a lot of the expensive clothes, shoes, and makeup that I enjoy having. I earned my money and I get to choose what to spend it on. At age 20, I am thankful I don't have to pay for my own health insurance, cell phone bill, or car insurance, like some other people my age do, but I do pay for my own college education. So some may say that I am spoiled because of what I have, but let's not forget that it is all not all Mommy and Daddy here.

My parents pay for things like my cell phone bill, car, and other expenses because I work hard. There are terms and conditions for me to get rewarded and those include doing well in school. These things are used as more of a push through and a tool that says "keep going" to get me where I need to be, which is with a college degree in my hand.

It is also important to remember that I don't come from a large family, I am one of two children in a traditional household so income goes a lot further than it would in a household that has three, four, or even five kids. I appreciate everything that both of my parents work for and provide for me, not a day goes by that I don't think about how lucky I am to be so fortunate to have parents that love me so much and do anything in their power to make me happy and make sure I have everything I ever needed at any given time.

It is never okay to judge anyone for their financial stability or instability, at the end of the day we are all dealt a hand and it is our choice on how we deal with it. I could understand why society could view me as a spoiled brat but my actions do not coincide with that thought. It's important to read a book before you judge the cover.

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