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10 Rich People Share The Things They Thought Were Normal, But Were Actually A Luxury

Believe it or not, many rich kids growing up actually had no idea how rich they really were. Their luxurious lifestyle was so normalized that they assumed that it was the same case for everyone. It wasn't until they grew up that they realized that the world was a lot more divided than that.

While some of us are born fortunate like the Reddit users below, some of us acquire fortune over time. However, this teaches us the value of some of these seemingly "normal", luxurious things.

Owning A Brand New Car

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"By the time I was 23 I'd had 5 cars. When I got my second brand new car in about 18 months I learned that some people can never afford a brand new car in their life. I honestly had no idea.

When a friend was saying she needed to get a credit card so she could buy a car I genuinely didn't understand why. Credit scores weren't a thing I was aware of. I'd been on my parents' AmEx account since I was about 12 which gave me perfect credit right out of the gate. I realize that now, but even then I don't think I really knew what a credit score was until I was in my 30's." - Sad_Poet_3429

Going To School Debt Free

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" Being able to go to college/school without thinking about the cost. Also, being able to choose 'whatever' major I wanted, without thinking about if that major would lead to a paying career that would help support my parents and myself after I graduated." - Defiant_Nothing7684

It's sad that we live in a society where we need to give most of our time to a corporation in order to survive, but that is the reality for most of us.

Replacing Broken Items

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"If I broke something, it was just a funny joke how clumsy I am and it got replaced immediately. I've had so many phones, computers, and cameras that I can't even count so I only realized as an adult that people don't just throw away their broken or used stuff but actually fix it." - sayhummus

We don't all have $500 lying around to replace our phones every time they break...

Riding A Limo

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"I didn't know that it wasn't normal to always take a stretch limo to the airport like my family did." - dvnrscsy

This one seems like it should've been pretty obvious. All they had to was look outside the limo windows. Shockingly, the airport wouldn't have been all lined up with limos.

Steak For Dinner

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"We had so much steak (think four or five days a week) that my brother and I got so sick of it. I didn't understand the draw of steakhouses and only having steak on a special occasion until I was the one paying for it." - AllDogsGoToReddit

Many rich people share that they're able to order in whenever from wherever. Most people usually can only afford to order in about once a week, especially for bigger families.

Owning Multiple Homes

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"I assumed that it was a middle-class thing to have multiple summer homes on different islands and huge homes in NYC, fancy vacations, and private schools, and and and.

Us kids were always reminded that having so many homes was very hard work, which I guess it was, and 'rich people didn't have to work hard and therefore we looked down on 'rich' people for being kinda lazy and of questionable character."

Is there a right and a wrong here?

Having A Pool

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"Having a pool. Everyone always wanted to come over to use it. Doesn't everyone else have a pool? Oh..." - PM_ME__PREDICTIONS

Realtors tend to need to remind their clients that a pool is a want not a necessity. You need to have running water through a home but you don't need to lounge by a pool on a warm day.

Never Wearing The Same Outfit Twice

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"Clothes never wore them more than twice. Gave them to charity and just bought more. Shoes too, I had more shoes than I could ever need." - Good-Long-5064

The only silver lining is that at least someone less fortunate profited of the almost brand new clothes that were constantly being donated.

Having A Maid

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​"We had a maid. I didn't realize everyone else didn't." - Inquisitive-Diver99

It would be nice to have someone to cook, clean, and put the kids to bed for us. However, most of us have to split our time into doing it every single day, on top of our actual day job. On the one hand, it teaches us life skills and builds character. On the other hand, it leaves us in a constant state of exhaustion.

Cheese

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​"Having multiple types of cheese in the fridge at all times. I was shocked at how expensive cheese was when I moved out lol."

Personally, this is one item we're willing to splurge on. Cheese is good for the soul. At the end of the day, money comes and go. We cannot stand in the position of lack and ask the universe more. Let's be grateful for all that we already have, as all we have is all we need.

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Why Some People See Ghosts While Others Don’t, According To Science

You would be surprised at how many people report sightings and apparitions of ghosts. However, some people are more prone to make these reports than others. For example, some studies show that almost half of widowed elderly Americans see a hallucination of their departed spouse. So are they are real or they just hallucinations we dream of during emotionally intense periods?

That's a hard question to answer because the definition of seeing ghosts can depend on the person. If we a define it as "sensing a presence" then it can be as simply as just feeling rather than actually "seeing." Thsi can happen in all kinds of states like when you're awake, or asleep, and when you're grieving or just focused enough to notice. In all cases, science can now explains why ghosts can be seen by some people, and not others.

The Fear Of Ghosts Itself

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Some people are scared of the paranormal. It's not necessarily the ghosts themselves that make them feel uneasy, but the meeting of the unknown and the possibility of something they don't understand that defies the laws of nature as they've come to understand it. For that reason, these people don't particularly enjoy darkness, thunderstorms, or horror stories. However, the brain is funny that way. It's possible that it's the fear itself that tricks the mind into interpreting certain events as "paranormal.' This could be because the mind is already oriented towards that risk. Think of it like when you go do a presentation and work yourself up so you forget all your lines.

On the other hand, those who don't give much thought to ghosts, aren't opening themselves up to the possibility of seeing them. So chances are, even if ghosts are real and have shown themselves to them, these people likely brushed it off with a more rational explanation.

Inability To Breath Properly

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​We take our ability to let the breath in and back out naturally for granted. However, when you actually bring awareness to the breath you can control its speed which can have good or harmful effects on your mind and body. For some people, breathing is actually harder because their brains don't get enough oxygen to operate properly. This could be developed with habits like smoking which is known as cerebral anoxia.

When the brain is deprived of oxygen it can start to play tricks on the mind. It'll see things that aren't there or hear voices that aren't present. These hallucinations can feel like out-of-body experiences and mimick ghost sightings and other paranormal activity.

Being Exposed To Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

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Usually, paranormal sightings are accompanied by physical systems like dizziness, nausea, and shortness of breath. Do you know what else causes these symptoms? Carbon monoxide poisoning. So when people report that their house is haunted, they probably should also double-check that their monoxide detector is working well.

This odorless gas often goes undetected despite sometimes having fatal repercussions. People who have been infected by the poisoning are more prone to hallucinations that make them believe in ghosts.

High Stress Situations

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A study tried to find the differences between people who have never had a paranormal experience and those who have. They found that supernatural experiences most likely happened in threatening or ambiguous environments. This means that stress was often a factor and the more in danger a person felt, the more likely they were to "see ghosts."

For example sailors, mountain climbers, and polar explorers often come home with vivid stories of ghosts following them, living in abandoned ships, or sending them rescuers. These people were often in life or death situations that amplified their sense of a paranormal presence

Inability To Sleep Properly

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One of the easiest ways to start losing your mind and ability to tell reality from distortion is by losing enough sleep. Eventually, insomnia takes over the sleep-deprived mind to play all kinds of tricks. Sleep is vital for a sharp mind and alert sensations.

The less sleep they have the more likely a person is to lose their sense of reality and get lost in a world they deem paranormal. Maybe this is the only time they're able to let go of the conditioning that prevents them from seeing ghosts. Maybe that's why children have an easier time seeing them and then grow out of it. Or maybe these people just need more sleep.

Being Surrounded By Technology

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In today's day and age, it's almost impossible to escape technology. We're surrounded by electrical appliances, televisions, phones, even if they aren't our own. To operate, these technologies create strong electromagnetic fields around them. Studies have shown that these electromagnetic fields interfere with our biological setup such as the electromagnetic field which our minds create.

Some people are more impacted and exposed to these effects, making them more prone to conjuring up ghosts. Keep in mind, that often reports of ghost sightings tell stories of ghosts who disrupt these fields such as by randomly turning on the tv or increasing the volume on the radio on their own

Living In Isolation Or Unusual Circumstances

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Similarly as when experiencing high levels of stress people who have become isolated in an extreme or found themselves in unusual environments were more likely to "see ghosts" This is probably due to their need to feel like someone or something else was also with them as a coping mechanism.

Usually, they can't describe the experience in detail but out's more of a vague feeling they remember like someone was watching them. ,

Looking Inwards

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A study proposed that we spend a lot of time processing the sensations from the world around us. But when we encounter a sensation that we're unprepared to process, like extreme loneliness or survival, we start to look inwards. This means that our greatest perception ability is the one we find in ourselves. If you're looking for more information on how you experience the world around you specifically, then you'll need your own zodiac reading

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