“Why Would I Buy Him a Car”: Arnold Schwarzenegger said to…..
Born under the Alps, Arnold Schwarzenegger grew to become a successful man. He worked hard for his bread and butter while focusing on the goals ahead of moving to America from Austria. Since his childhood, the end goal of reaching the USA became a seed in his mind, and he nurtured it to perfection. Buying expensive cars and living a lavish lifestyle became a mainstay in his life. However, his conflicts in raising his children troubled him.
There are probably two prevailing ways for wealthy parents to raise their kids. One can be where they focus on providing their children with everything and anything. The other set of parents wants their children to understand the hardships of life in how they attained those success levels. It is a fine line to walk on, and Arnold put a lot of thought into buying cars for his children.
Conflicts in mind for Arnold Schwarzenegger
For a young teenager, comparisons can make or break a person. If one person gets a fancy car, probably they want the same. But, Arnold had a different approach. He bought them cars but not luxurious convertible ones. Teaching them the values of becoming responsible was the crucial target, and he explained the reasons for getting them their automobiles. “It’s very tough, because you didn’t have anything, and they have everything,” said Arnold.
Growing up, Arnold had humble beginnings. He lived in a tiny village of Thal, outside Graz, Austria. His father, Gustav Schwarzenegger, was the local police chief and lived above the police station. Arnold lived a tough life and did not have indoor plumbing until he became a teenager. From there, he worked to the top and became a successful bodybuilder, an action hero legend, an able governor, and a shrewd investor. Thus, Arnold wondered if his kids deserved the same luxurious items. He had a unique way of parenting!
“So, of course, you always think about it: ‘Why would I buy him a car at the age of 16?’ But then you realize if he doesn’t have a car, he’ll be the only one of his friends without one. So you get them an Audi. The smallest Audi. Or a small Jeep. But the good thing is, they were always responsible.”
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An amazing car collection
As for Arnold, he owned a wide variety of automobiles. Some collections include Tesla Roadster, Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz, Hummer H1, Custom Audi R8, Bentley Arnage, Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster, Bentley Continent GT, Bugatti Veyron, and even M47 Patton Tank. Hardly anyone can boast of a car collection like his.
With his solid car collection, his kids would want to own probably most of it. But, Arnold wants his children to have a taste of the hardships that came out of these cars. Hence, one can say he has the perfect parenting model for his kids.