As some of you may already know I try my hardest to leave my personal opinion regarding religion, politics, etc out of this blog and stick to finances, but sometimes I just can’t help myself. You can check out some of my previous rants:
- Since When Are The Rich Responsible For Paying More?
I try to bring new investment ideas and education to you guys as much as possible but sometimes I just have to vent! Today is one of those days…
For those of you who haven’t seen the Op-ed from a highschool senior putting all the colleges that rejected her on blast, let me save you the time! I will give you a quick summary:
- Apparently this young woman was under the assumption that colleges only required prospective students to “be themselves.” Well we all know what happens when you “assume!” You make an ass out of you and me but in this case, this young woman just made an ass of herself!
- She then goes on to complain how “being yourself” shouldn’t have to include extracurricular activities, sports, leadership positions, and high SAT scores. Are you freaking kidding me little girl?! Seriously?! God forbid someone step away from the average masses and dedicate themselves to achieving much more than their peers. Perhaps this young woman should give Joe from The Free Financial Advisor a call and ask to speak to his daughter who is going to run track for the Arkansas Razorbacks next year. I would pay money to be a fly on the wall when she finds out Joe’s daughter didn’t just wake up and become a track star. Oh no! But what if Joe’s daughter isn’t there? It’s ok, I’m sure Joe wouldn’t have a problem asking his son who has already been accepted to the engineering program at the University of Texas and possibly Carnegie Mellon to give this young girl his story of hard work, long study hours, and sacrifices!
- Last but not least, this girl seals her coffin with a borderline racist, homophobic and entitlement rant! Crying and sobbing about how she would have worn a headdress, been gay, started a fake charity, or flown to Africa to have her picture taken with a child named “Kinto” if she knew it would get her into the right school. The whining continued on a little more about how she was the youngest of four children so her parents weren’t there to push her to do better, whah whah whah! I don’t know about you, but one would figure after witnessing 3 siblings grow up and experience life, the 4th child should have a pretty good idea of what to expect.
A Little Research
After reading such a sob story I actually envisioned some under privileged girl who might not have had the upbringing, resources, or opportunity to excel to the fullest of her ability. Wrong! I almost slapped myself for having a shred of sympathy for this girl. Turns out she comes from a wealthy family whose home was featured in THE WALL STREET JOURNAL back in 2011! Here’s the BACK of this girls home….
Nope, I’m not stopping there! Her entry hall is bigger than my basement!
A quote from her Op-Ed reads….
“I should’ve done what I knew was best—go to Africa, scoop up some suffering child, take a few pictures, and write my essays about how spending that afternoon with Kinto changed my life. Because everyone knows that if you don’t have anything difficult going on in your own life, you should just hop on a plane so you’re able to talk about what other people have to deal with.”
You’re damn right little girl! I’m not one to hate on the rich or wealthy because 9 times out of 10 they worked their butts off to get there but if it’s one thing I can’t stand is entitled lazy brats who think they can ride mommy and daddy’s coat tails.
To put the icing on the cake, it turns out her sister Bari Weiss use to be an editor for the Wall Street Journal! Must be nice to have those types of connections.
Proof of Our Downfall
One would think she got hammered in the comments section of the WSJ typically read by business minded individuals….nope! There was surprisingly an overwhelming amount of support for this girl. People were actually applauding her for calling out the admission system and making statements about how they would hire her in a “New York Minute.”
Give me a break. Just goes to show how entitled our society has become. When I was growing up my parents taught me that whenever I pursue something to be the absolute best and not to leave a shadow of doubt in anyone’s mind about the decision that was made. I have applied this all throughout my athletic, military, and civilian career. I mean heck, here in the blogging community you see the enormous amount of hard work and effort that is required to be successful let alone stand out among the crowd.
Sam over at Financial Samurai constantly promotes the simple strategy of providing great detailed content if you want to be successful and Michelle over at Making Sense of Cents wouldn’t be making $7k/month of side income if she was “just herself,” in fact she’s stated on numerous occasions how she works 40+ hours on top of her full time job. Success takes work! I’m no big fan of Dave Ramsey but I think he says it best….
“If you want to live like no one else, you are going to have to learn to live like no one else.”
– Dave Ramsey
This little girl is nothing more than a future 9-5 employee who gripes and moans about the way her employer treats her. Call me harsh but that is the attitude she had displayed for the world to see.
“End of Rant!”
I promise to get back to financial & investment advice tomorrow!