Spoiled and Entitled
Why are so many young people pursuing fortune and fame? Dr. Phil sits down with two 20-somethings who say they deserve to lead glamorous lives.
"I definitely grew up wealthy and privileged," says 27-year-old Erica. She shows off her tiara collection, which contain 14 karat gold and 2.5 carat diamond. I definitely think of myself as a princess. That's why I'm wearing my tiara. It just helps me bring out my inner princess."
Erica admits that her parents pay her rent and other bills, as well as giving her pocket money. "I spend most of my allowance maintaining my appearance, which includes everything from hair extensions to getting Botox, lip injections, eyelash extensions, nails. I'm not really sure how much it would cost to be me. I don't pay my bills, so I don't know," she says.
She holds up a Louis Vuitton backpack, complete with unfinished homework. "I think everyone's surprised that I'm in law school. I aspire to be kind of like the legally blonde equivalent of Kim Kardashian. I don't really want to be a lawyer, unless it's one on TV like Nancy Grace. I do have a trust fund, but it's definitely not enough to sustain me for the rest of my life at the lifestyle that I'm accustomed to," she shares. "My question for Dr. Phil is: Why is it a problem for my parents to support me and spoil me if they're in a financial position to do so?"