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u just told the story of my entire life.
Originally Posted by Shiranui
Often the expectations on them are severe, and they don't have any real control as to the direction of their life without being disowned in some fashion (not just financially, but from their parent's favor or the family structure as a whole).
A common example of this is, from birth, they've been expected to work for the family company and groomed for advancement. Being placed in a position based on birth creates resentment, and often they are pariahs among their own colleagues, and forced into a definitive career path whether or not it suits them. Many crack under the pressure, which, in combination with a generally absentee upbringing with a lot of financial freedom, leads to a chaotic family dynamic with heavy disappoint/guilt/certain children being viewed as total failures, etc.
When an individual spends their entire life building a fortune, their work is their real family, and their progeny generally exist only to continue their own egotistic legacy in their minds (nothing is ever their fault as a parent - you were brought up in luxury, how dare I be considered to have made any mistakes or sacrifices in raising you). There's often a high degree of selfishness on all sides.