Trowa Barton (trowa_barton) wrote,
Trowa Barton
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A Social Meme I Stole


* Father went to college (didn't finish elementary school in Cuba)
* Father finished college
* Mother went to college (denied by her parents)
* Mother finished college
* Have any relative who is an attorney, physician, or professor
* Were the same or higher class than your high school teachers
* Had more than 50 books in your childhood home
* Had more than 500 books in your childhood home
* Were read children's books by a parent
* Had lessons of any kind before you turned 18
* Had more than two kinds of lessons before you turned 18 (Violin, dance, karate, guitar, singing . . . )
* The people in the media who dress and talk like me are portrayed positively (I'm on the fence on this one - geeks are portrayed both positively and negatively, sometimes at the same time)
* Had a credit card with your name on it before you turned 18
* Your parents (or a trust) paid for the majority of your college costs
* Your parents (or a trust) paid for all of your college costs
* Went to a private high school
* Went to summer camp
* Had a private tutor before you turned 18
* Family vacations involved staying at hotels
* Your clothing was all bought new before you turned 18
* Your parents bought you a car that was not a hand-me-down from them
* There was original art in your house when you were a child
* Had a phone in your room before you turned 18
* You and your family lived in a single family house
* Your parent(s) owned their own house or apartment before you left home
* You had your own room as a child
* Participated in an SAT/ACT prep course (nope, got a video instead)
* Had your own TV in your room in High School
* Owned a mutual fund or IRA in High School or College
* Flew anywhere on a commercial airline before you turned 16 (Puerto Rico. Twice.)
* Went on a cruise with your family
* Went on more than one cruise with your family
* Your parents took you to museums and art galleries as you grew up (the school field trips did that)
* You were unaware of how much heating bills were for your family (They lived in Miami. Enough said.)


Long story short, I grew up poor. Most of my adventures were after I left high school and Miami.
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