If you didn't grow up in the lap of luxury, you probably envied someone who did. And since the invent of social media, things have only gotten worse, because now kids can flaunt their wealth on Instagram and Twitter, which is not only annoying, but let's face it, makes you jealous as hell.
Self-identifying "former spoiled rotten kids" of Reddit shared the exact moment when they realized that life is tougher than they thought. Reading about their rude awakenings makes their status a little less enviable.
About 2nd grade. That's when my family went bankrupt (my dad got fucked over by his business partner) and we went from new cars, games, eating out constantly, and computers, to filling water bottles at the library, pooling baths, and having variations of pasta for weeks for dinner, in the course of months. We're still on the climb back to full middle-upper class. I'm very fortunate to have great parents that do their best :).