Monday, August 30, 2010

Question of the Day

I assume all of you have heard or watched My Super Sweet 16 on MTV. Don't ask why I've recently been watching it. It has something to do with Sean being on TDY and AFN having a lack of good quality programming.

Anyway, I watched it the other night and frankly was appalled. This 16 year old girl invited 800 people to her party, got two cars for her birthday and had the Pussycat Dolls and T.I. perform at her party.

Really? What ever happened to a pool party with your good friends or something along those lines.

Sometimes I think that's what is wrong with America these days. Where do these kids get this sense of entitlement?

Thoughts?

14 comments:

Jessica Lynn said...

What, you didn't have your own personal performance from a pop group for your birthday? Haha, those people are CRAZY! And two cars? That's just ridiculous. I can't watch those shows because I get too upset with how they treat people and their possessions. They are exactly what's wrong with America.

JG said...

Yeah, I watched that show once back when it first came on. The amount of indulgence those parents go into is ridiculous! But that's by my flyover country standards. Visiting friends in LA last year really brought home the whole differences in standards of living people on the coasts have as opposed to, well, the rest of the country! It's always a girl, isn't it? I feel sorry for their future ex-husbands. The alimony on those suckers will be insane!

Jamie said...

Sadly I think we're becoming a generation of entitlement! Those kids that get everything from their parents (like two cars for a 16th birthday!) also expect that a job will be handed to them on a silver platter after graduating from college. I worry about the future, that's for sure!

Natalia said...

Seriously. That show and the people on it are ridiculous! My brother has some friends like that in LA and Orange County (he played football and volleyball at UCLA) and it's really sad that they actually think money buys happiness. Ugh.

lola said...

I totally agree! I had a pool party for my 16th birthday with all of my friends. It was more than I could have asked for. :)

I'm just thankful that I don't have that sense of entitlement. It isn't how the real world works and I have a feeling that many of those kids will be sorely disappointed.

Linda said...

My sister had a sweet 16 party...a surprise, held at the local pizzeria (we only had one in our small town) with about 20 friends and additional family.

2 years later, I turned 16...and got to invite some of my cast mates from a school play to the house for a piece of cake (we'd had a play that night). At the time, I was resentful that I didn't get all the same my sister did...but now, when I look back, I realize that I celebrated my birthday with the people I cared about, those who cared about me. That's all that maters, right?

Lisa said...

I used to watch that show awhile back. It's insane the money people can and do spend on a party like that.

And yes, I'm pretty sure this (and watching this) is where that sense of entitlement comes from.

Jess said...

It is totally absurd what the parents allow them to have for their birthdays. It will have a direct effect when they become adults later on in life. They will expect everything to be just handed to them. They had a show that was on the Style channel a while back that showed grown women who were spoiled rotten all their lives and now as adults they can do anything for themselves without the help of others. It was really interesting to watch.

Alia said...

I think the sense of entitlement is ridiculous! I seriously had pizza and a sleep over for my 16th birthday and felt so excited about it. People are just ruining their kids and people wonder whats wrong with these kids now thinking they deserve loads of money, nice cars, and houses and have never worked a day!

Jennie said...

That sense of entitlement comes from their parents!

Crazy Shenanigans said...

That's crazy! It's sad to say but more than likely they'll never become anything. They'll probably end up mooching for life of their parents because frankly the parents will let it happen.

Stacey said...

WHAT.THE.CRAP! That is insane!!!! NUTS!

Jessica @ Acting Adult said...

I was with you until the two cars. I get that people want to spend a lot on their kids and even though I don't agree, whatever. But what 16 year old needs TWO cars?!

family of 4 on the move! said...

LMBO!!! Wow thanks you just made me feel better about how much we spend on a party for our kids. I love to plan parties and tend to go a little overboard when it comes to all the little things but no way would I ever spend what those people spend even if I did have the money!

I think birthdays should be special but I also think that kids should learn the value of money and be respectful of what they do have or are given.

BTW..totally off subject! I just wanted to tell you thank you so so much for help before we went to Italy!! We had a blast and your fill up "peana" was a life saver!!