[quote] He has a certain smugness about living some sort of luxury lifestyle that for many would be a hardship.
He doesn't really have a choice in the matter. He was 9 years old when his parents sold everything and bought a boat.
You can see in the first video, his parents asked all three kids if they're ready to move on to a boat.
The mom is like, "Hell yes!" The two older kids were saying "Yes!" And then the father zoomed in on Finn, who seemed not so happy about it and then says "We're not ready." The father actually says to him, "Are you scared of going on the boat, Finn?" And the kid says "Yes."
[quote] Living on a sailboat is much more a bubble than traveling the world by more convenional means
I think his parents wanted it that way. From selling everything, to home schooling.
They could be doomsday preppers, for all we know. I wonder how many guns the father has on board??
Finn posts a caption saying "They needed a change," but I wonder what the real reason is for leaving everything behind?
[quote] Being on a fucking sail boat taking school lesson from your mom and bragging abut how great you have it when you scarcely know any other life, that's not luxury to me.
Finn has two choices.
He can either whine about living on a boat all day and be miserable, or he can try to make the best of it.
He's just trying to make the best of an unchangeable situation.
[quote] I think it's pretty unconscionable for parents to throw young kids on a boat and seven years later, there they all are still.
I do too.
You can see that he's bored out of his mind, and just trying to come up with shit to do all day. Especially in such close quarters.
Seems like shopping at the strip mall in Egypt and taking an uber there, was his thrill of the week. Human interaction with people other than his family!
Then he does these silly little bored dances, and at the end of the first video, he says "I feel so insecure."
I'd love for an adolescent psychologist to weigh in on this. What's the effect of a teen growing up in this sort of environment?
I was also noticing the older brother, who's in an even stranger situation.
He looks like he's in his early 20's, and still tagging along with his family because he has no home base to return to.
Most people his age are in college or working, meeting people, and getting ready for adulthood.
Finn's brother isn't meeting anybody. He's just hanging around with his younger siblings and his parents.
It's fine when you're in your early 20's, but what about when he starts pushing 30?
All three kids are either adults or about to become adults, and they have no solid foundation for their future, except being dependent upon their parents.
That's scary, and I feel bad for them.