I've heard this before. Thoughts?
He told Nicholas Hellen of the Sunday Times: 'It's a mistake to think that deprivation exists only with the very poorest in society. 'Many people will find this a totally counter-intuitive "first world" problem - but check with the principals of many of our most expensive schools and most desirable universities, and you will hear the same story: mental wellbeing is a significant and growing problem.' American psychologist professor Suniya Luthar found that children whose parents earn over £100,000 are twice as likely to have mental health problems than their poorer counterparts.
This may be due to social pressure to succeed, or, in the case of the super-rich, a lack of direction that comes from being able to do whatever they want.
And Puttnam reckoned that the increasing number social media pictures of rich kids flaunting their lifestyles can be explained by the youngsters' lack of empathy which may stem from a lack of time with their busy or uninterested parents.
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