In his early novel "Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man," James Joyce listed the "nets" which capture souls, eventually bringing them to deep unhappiness and likely eventual ruin. One of those nets was the Roman Catholic Church in Ireland. Joyce's mother, who died relatively young, was exhausted from giving birth to too many children.
When I read that in college I assumed the priveleged had the information and confidence to escape those nets. From an immigrant working class family I had seen my share of ruin because of the lack of birth control. Kids would tumble out of the windows of the neighborhood tenements.
But, now I realize that everyone, even those from brandname families like Jackson, have nets. Only they are different. The son of Jesse Jackson has agreed to a plea of guilty which will likely put him in prison. He had played around with campaign funds. Before this, his political career had ended. Do the children of privilege get caught in their own self importance and demand more of the world than they can legally gain access to, at least at the time?
Unless we are endowed with extraordinary talent, drive, and/or luck, we working class kids remained unknowns in our professional lives. Maybe that was our fault. Maybe it was what kept out of prison. I simply didn't have access to breaking bad, at least not big time.