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I've gotten to thinking again about the "affluenza teen."

If you're not familiar with the term "affluenza," it's a word used to describe the so-called affliction of over-privileged youth who were so spoiled growing up they never actually learned the difference between right and wrong, or how to take responsibility for their actions. It was successfully used as a defense tactic for a teenager who was drunk driving and killed four people in 2013 in Texas.


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