No one wants to hear a celebrity whining about how much it sucks being a schamillionaire. So a headline like Chris Hemsworth feels ‘gross’ about being rich, causes all of the eye rolling. Brace for virtue signaling!
Plot twist: Hemsworth’s reasons are actually touching.
“I feel gross about [my wealth],” he admitted. “I remember saving up for a surfboard when I was younger. The surfboard was 600 bucks and I saved up for a whole year with Dad’s help. I didn’t even want to surf on it for fear of damaging it. It taught me so many lessons about appreciation and working hard for something. When I think about my kids, I don’t want them to miss that joy.”
“Elsa and I talk a lot about how we instill that same appreciation and respect for things,” he continued. “I don’t want them to feel like they’re privileged in any way. The fact that we have money and their parents are famous, that somehow they’re special, that scares me because we grew up with no money.”
Not having money is a valuable lesson. For everyone. If you’ve experienced a time in your life where you didn’t have much, if any money, you’ll appreciate it more once you do have it. Or, once you have it and get over the “treat yo’ self” phase. To quote the late Dusty Rhodes, “spend it now, make more later.”
The word “privilege” has a negative connotation these days. Thanks to liberals who throw it around like condoms on a college campus. They toss out “PRIVILEGE!” anytime you have an opinion they disagree with as a way to debase you. But having your children born into privilege, the actual definition of privilege, because of your success is every parent’s dream. But born into wealth doesn’t mean it’s not important for those same kids to learn the value of hard work and responsibility.
Kudos to Thor for seeing that. At least this time he got it right. Can’t say the same for these other stories: Chris Hemsworth Says “It’s Time” for a Female James Bond. He’s a Dumbass… and Actor Chris Hemsworth Wears Indian Costume. Tolerant Liberals SHAME Him.