His oldest brother dreamed of being a history teacher, yet went to medical school, and he always wanted to be an astronomer but picked software engineering.
His little brother got treated differently than they did, though. His little brother had a hard time fitting in and got bullied, so that was a main reason why his parents moved him to a pricey private school.
The private school his little brother went to told their students a different message than his mom and dad did; and that was to make sure you follow your passion.
His little brother became passionate about fine arts, and went on to go to one of the most expensive colleges for that.
After graduating, his little brother couldn’t land a job, and his parents stepped in to enable him not having to really work.
“Now comes the privilege portion and what upsets me,” he explained. “In an effort to have support for each of us be financially equal, our parents created 3 separate trusts which pay each of us $120K per year for life.”
His spouse and his oldest brother’s spouse both make excellent money, so he and his older brother don’t really need to rely on their trusts.
Instead, they’re squirreling this money away for their future generations or finding ways to donate what they really don’t need.
However, his little brother spends everything he gets annually from his trust on lavish art supplies, traveling, and other luxuries.
“In an attempt to help him launch his art business, my parents purchased an expensive property with a world-class art studio and a really nice home, which my youngest brother lives in and uses rent-free,” he said.
“I won’t say where exactly, but it’s California. In addition, my parents financially support his travel to painting locations “for work,” – which often amounts to 2-week vacations to Yosemite or the like. The total amount of this yearly support is honestly in the range of $150K/year, and it seems as though it will continue for life (in addition to what he is already receiving).”