The term Affluenza is one not thrown around very often, because the people affected by the social idea of ‘Affluenza’ are few and far between.
Affluenza is literally defined ‘as a psychological malaise supposedly affecting wealthy young people, symptoms of which include a lack of motivation, feelings of guilt, and a sense of isolation.’
Essentially, the case is that children, who have rich parents, often are left irresponsible for their actions, because the parents never cared to teach them right from wrong and thus, cannot be held responsible for their actions, the way people not affected by Affluenza can.
Yes.. This is a real thing. If you were not aware, well.. Welcome to 2016, glad you could make it out.
Abuse and privilege literally go hand in hand, like cookies and milk, so the idea of Affluenza is not really a surprising one.. I mean, really, we all know this type of shit has been happening, behind the scenes, on the down low, for years now, however ‘Affluenza’ is the first legal adaptation of this idea, bringing it out of the shadows and into the light of day.
Affluenza’s real definition, should be a complete failure to parent the child, but unfortunately, the child, like many cases of abuse, are left to bear the burden of the parent’s failure.. This is a big problem. A really big problem. One that is not talked about enough. We are essentially, by doing this, tagging human lives with dollar figures. Affluenza is fucking nonsense. Money does not equate into being able to escape the constraints of poor choices or even a reason to be a shitty parent.