Grammy winning mega star, Sting, is a bit of an odd ball, but despite being worth $306 million, he is undeniably grounded. He recently revealed that he refuses to allow any of his children to be trust fund babies.
The singer reflected on his six children from two different marriages:
“I certainly don’t want to leave them trust funds that are albatrosses round their necks. They have to work. All my kids know that and they rarely ask me for anything, which I really respect and appreciate. Obviously, if they were in trouble I would help them, but I’ve never really had to do that. They have this work ethic that makes them want to succeed on their own merit. People make assumptions, that they were born with a silver spoon in their mouth, but they have not been given a lot.”
It sounds like Sting has really done right by his kids by allowing them to make a way for themselves. Everybody has to chew on a little dirt in order to build character.
Of course, after Sting made the above statement, he was crucified by the liberal media for not indulging his children. Gawker called him “stingy”, while the Detroit Free Press reported, “Sting to his kids: Earn your own money!”. Time chimed in, claiming that Sting had said, “My Kids Aren’t Getting Any of My Money.” Good grief.
Just as there is an epidemic of thug culture within poor communities, there is a problem with the entitlement that spoiled children from super wealthy homes exhibit. Recently, attorneys have even argued that “affluenza” should get their clients off the hook because they were brought up in such a privileged atmosphere that they could not possibly be expected to rationalize consequences with their actions. Give me a break.
The entertainment industry is notorious for their over-the-top liberalism and lavish lifestyles, so this is a surprising, yet welcome report. Would you agree? Sound off in the comments section!
H/T: Tell Me Now