Brady is back….back again

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Isn't the concern that your kids are growing up with privileges pretty much no one else has the opposite of navel gazing? The whole thing is predicated on having the perspective that this isn't normal and isn't how people in the "real world" live. Seems like a whole lot of fishing for a reason to shit on the guy.
Pretty much par for the course around here, especially in this thread.
 

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The last number of posts crack me upon here considering threads like "Brag about your Children" where if you're kid isn't in 8 AP classes, getting into Ivy's or solving world hunger and you don't make $400k a year you're on the lower end of the spectrum here.
 

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The last number of posts crack me upon here considering threads like "Brag about your Children" where if you're kid isn't in 8 AP classes, getting into Ivy's or solving world hunger and you don't make $400k a year you're on the lower end of the spectrum here.
While not inaccurate, he has a bigger audience. Could be worse, though. He could be on welfare, like Favre.
 

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I get what he's saying but I'd file this under things better left unsaid, given how many families struggle day to day to provide basic necessities to their children.
People with money have real problems too, generally (but not always) just on a different rung on the hierarchy of needs. I don’t understand why he should be shunned for talking about those. The existence of poor people shouldn’t have any impact on the unique challenges he faces or whether he can truthfully answer a question asked to him in an interview.
 

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People with money have real problems too, generally (but not always) just on a different rung on the hierarchy of needs. I don’t understand why he should be shunned for talking about those. The existence of poor people shouldn’t have any impact on the unique challenges he faces or whether he can truthfully answer a question asked to him in an interview.
I’m well aware people with money have problems. By most measures I’m fairly well off financially and you can find my post in the depression thread if you are so inclined.

I love Tom Brady, he’s my favorite athlete ever and probably will be until the day I die. I thought the comment was slightly tone deaf and I would have worded it differently if I were him. That’s it.
 

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I’m well aware people with money have problems. By most measures I’m fairly well off financially and you can find my post in the depression thread if you are so inclined.

I love Tom Brady, he’s my favorite athlete ever and probably will be until the day I die. I thought the comment was slightly tone deaf and I would have worded it differently if I were him. That’s it.
That's all it is... a little tone deaf. If you're that rich, having your kids not grown up to be spoiled brats probably is one of the toughest things about parenting. Hell, when I go back to Africa, I'm very worried about keeping y kids from becoming spoiled, entitled jerks.
 

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So he should make up an answer off the cuff because relative wealth makes people uncomfortable? That’s probably the most truthful answer he can give. Either that or he says the same boring PR concocted platitude about being at the top of his game in his 40s.
 

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Huh. Turns out Brady playing for a discount all those years with the Pats was just about keeping his kids humble.
 

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https://pagesix.com/2022/07/14/tom-brady-wealth-is-the-hardest-thing-about-parenting/

Boy, I guess I just hadn't thought about it that way. Feel really bad for all of them.
Is there a particular quote that bothers you, or is it the title?

I get what he's saying but I'd file this under things better left unsaid, given how many families struggle day to day to provide basic necessities to their children.
His persona has become very imbued with a healthy dose of navel gazing (and not to say some of it hasn’t been interesting) the past few years, and I wouldn’t expect him to suddenly check that impulse. He also lives in a bubble within bubbles and has little, if any, declared interest in what is going on outside of it, so I don’t think the current economic and social/cultural climate is really informing anything he’s thinking/saying to the press.
There’s really not anything even remotely there, IMHO. He’s saying that, given their privilege, the hardest thing he and his wife have to worry about in parenting is X, Y, Z. He’s very specifically implying that he has it far easier than most, including his and his wife’s parents.

The most objectionable bit in there is probably the notion that he grew up middle class, I think.
 

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Is there a particular quote that bothers you, or is it the title?




There’s really not anything even remotely there, IMHO. He’s saying that, given their privilege, the hardest thing he and his wife have to worry about in parenting is X, Y, Z. He’s very specifically implying that he has it far easier than most, including his and his wife’s parents.

The most objectionable bit in there is probably the notion that he grew up middle class, I think.
Re-looking at the interview, I think you are right. I think my interpretation was uncharitable, and likely was informed by having watched all of his recent documentary series and being worn down/turned off by the end.
 

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Re-looking at the interview, I think you are right. I think my interpretation was uncharitable, and likely was informed by having watched all of his recent documentary series and being worn down/turned off by the end.
To be fair, the title blows goats, but not the GOAT, too. ;)