15 People Share What They Once Believed Were Indicators Of Wealth
True wealth is often different than the illusion of wealth. As adults, we might know what things cost and why we choose to spend our money on some things instead of other things. For kids, there are certain items that equal wealth, and they aren’t always things that are super expensive.
Perhaps you can relate to this idea. When you were a kid was there anything that the “rich” kids had that indicated that they were rich? Maybe it was something at their house. Maybe it was something they wore. Maybe you were considered a rich kid and there was something you had that you thought meant you were wealthy.
Sometimes kids end up setting life goals to own certain things because they think owning those items means you have made it in life. Some of these items might in fact be luxury items, but others really aren’t. It’s certainly interesting to see the world through the eyes of a child.
Twitter user @cpoliticditto shared what he thought wealth looked like when he was a kid and asked his followers to comment with items they thought indicated wealth when they were kids.
My wife grew up thinking that having water/ice dispensers IN THE FRIDGE DOOR was a life goal. I grew up thinking if you had a basketball hoop with a clear/plexiglass backboard, you were rich. What are some things you thought were indicators of wealth when you were a kid?
— connectpoliticditto. (@cpoliticditto) June 27, 2020
The responses to this tweet are funny yet relatable. Scroll down for our favorites.
Flying on airplane for a vacation & staying in a hotel Not always campingTrendy clothesEating outBuying baskin & Robbins ice creamNot drinking powdered milk 🥛 Buying a box of lucky charmsHaving fancy white with gold fancy bedroom furniture with a pretty bedspread ❤️
— Trudyaroundthesun (@trudyuelme1) October 5, 2020
Vacation and Summer Camp
When a family went on a summer vacation. I also thought that kids that went to summer camp—like in the movies—were really rich. Also kids that took “lessons” (piano, dance, etc.)
— Jody B (@missusbarney) June 27, 2020
Tiny seashell soaps in a dish were robber baron shit.
— Aimee Carrero (@aimeecarrero) June 29, 2020
It was able to put two slices of baloney on your wonder bread sandwich. That was big time.
— RJ Adj 🌊🌊🌊🌊 (@AdjemianJ) June 29, 2020
Grew up thinking being white meant you were wealthy. I didn’t know middle class/ poor white peope existed
— Just Vahbeen (@BladeBih) July 6, 2020
Having steps in your house; having a biological father.
— Dan Freeman, Jr (@AllWayzOnMyGriz) June 27, 2020
Having stairs in your house. Either to a basement or up to bedrooms.Eating out a restaurant every week.Not wearing hand-me-downs.
— sarahferret (@sarahferret) June 29, 2020
non apt or trailer house, parents affording choir trips, having a pool bigger than a 10$ kiddie pool, cable tv, and when your parents could actually pack you a lunch from home
— 💖Py💖 (@BlueFlamePy) June 29, 2020
Filling up the gas tank all the way. Heat and A/C. Being allowed to have people over to see your home.
— Mr. H (@FKBiscuit) June 29, 2020
Orange juice. Having orange juice in your refrigerator and being able to drink OJ whenever you wanted. We had a lot of powdered drinks. God, I hated Tang so much.
— alitr0n (@alitr0n) June 29, 2020
A Clean House
Clean house. Multiple pairs of shoes that aren’t worn down to the point they cut your feet (still think this). Branded clothes and shoes (still think this)
— rachael (@spud_sauces) June 29, 2020
Easy. Your own bedroom.
— Bretticus Maximus (@BAM4Play) June 29, 2020
Someone having more than 5 video games. Jackpot.
— Joshua Haeger (@HaegerJoshua) June 29, 2020
Not only having one bathroom. Having stuff break in your house and getting it fixed. Having anything single serve. Water dispenser. A cleaning lady. Anyone who worked for you (lawn guy, nanny, etc).
— Sarah Trott (@upennmama) June 29, 2020
owning more than one tv, you’re living it up.
— ಠ_ಠ (@DalianMoya) June 29, 2020