Thayer Willis has a unique background to write about the psychological challenges of wealth. She was born into the founding family of the Georgia-Pacific Corporation, enjoying the privileges of extreme wealth and suffering some of the many tragedies that children of wealth experience. In her professional career, she has developed a counseling specialty working with wealthy families, especially wealth inheritors, on the “dark side of wealth”.
In this article, Thayer talks about this dark side, especially the focus on financial assets and the ingratitude that can dominate the thinking and lives of children born into extreme wealth.
Thayer also wrote a second article on the blessings of family wealth. Interestingly, this article has not been as widely read as the “Curse” article. Yet, in this article, she provides hope and advice on overcoming the “Curse”.
One of the reasons we founded the Certior Group on the principles of Empowered Wealth was because of my own experiences seeing the positive impact Gratitude and True Wealth had within my own family and the families of the people we work with. Thayer Willis’ articles reinforce our vision that we can make a difference by helping individuals and families build a solid practice of Gratitude and focus on the things that really matter – like love, support, and making wise choices.