A woman who grew up in a ‘rich white neighborhood’ has candidly revealed the weirdest things about wealth and status that she has internalized.

Madison Van Doren, who grew up in Denver, Colorado, took to TikTok to share some of her fascinating observations.

She listed the dos and don’ts that she learned growing up in an affluent household including that Range Rovers are ‘inexplicably good’ but that ‘Louboutins with red soles’ are to be avoided. 

And dozens of social media users rushed to the comments to praise Madison for questioning these perceived norms. 

Madison Van Doren, who grew up in Denver, Colorado, took to TikTok to share some of her fascinating observations

Madison Van Doren, who grew up in Denver, Colorado, took to TikTok to share some of her fascinating observations

Madison Van Doren, who grew up in Denver, Colorado, took to TikTok to share some of her fascinating observations 

She candidly revealed the dos and don'ts that were instilled in her growing up in an affluent household

She candidly revealed the dos and don'ts that were instilled in her growing up in an affluent household

She candidly revealed the dos and don'ts that were instilled in her growing up in an affluent household

She candidly revealed the dos and don'ts that were instilled in her growing up in an affluent household

She candidly revealed the dos and don’ts that were instilled in her growing up in an affluent household

In the clip, which has been viewed more than 765,000 times, Madison cuts up an apple while talking to camera.

She begins: ‘I grew up in a wealthy, almost entirely white neighborhood. I mean I went to boarding school for f***’s sake.’ 

‘I’m going to share with you the weird messages about wealth and status that I internalized as a child and I’ve only recently started to unpack.

‘Disclaimers are stupid but just in case anyone gets bothered by this, I actually believe these things so don’t freak out.’

Then Madison launches into her list, stating: ‘The list of things that are inexplicably good are LL Bean – the tote especially – and Range Rovers.

‘I was in therapy as a kid, like all white wealthy children. My mom pulls into the parking lot of my therapist’s office and there’s a car there and I was like, “Oh the doctor must be here,” and my mom was like, “Yeah she drives a Range Rover, that’s how you know she’s made it.”

‘So in my head I was like, “Okay, as a professional woman, I haven’t made it until I have a Range Rover.”‘

But Madison, who now lives in Brooklyn, was quick to add a caveat: ‘If you live in New York City, you are never going to have a Range Rover unless you’re an idiot.’

She begins the clip by stating: 'I grew up in a wealthy, almost entirely white neighborhood - I mean I went to boarding school for f***'s sake'

She begins the clip by stating: 'I grew up in a wealthy, almost entirely white neighborhood - I mean I went to boarding school for f***'s sake'

She begins the clip by stating: ‘I grew up in a wealthy, almost entirely white neighborhood – I mean I went to boarding school for f***’s sake’

Other things on Madison's no-go list is 'bringing up where you went to school in conversation' and 'Louboutins with the red sole'

Other things on Madison's no-go list is 'bringing up where you went to school in conversation' and 'Louboutins with the red sole'

Other things on Madison’s no-go list is ‘bringing up where you went to school in conversation’ and ‘Louboutins with the red sole’

Rounding-up her insight, Madison concludes: 'Somebody once said that we are a sum of the people we spend the most time with'

Rounding-up her insight, Madison concludes: 'Somebody once said that we are a sum of the people we spend the most time with'

Rounding-up her insight, Madison concludes: 'Somebody once said that we are a sum of the people we spend the most time with'

Rounding-up her insight, Madison concludes: 'Somebody once said that we are a sum of the people we spend the most time with'

Rounding-up her insight, Madison concludes: ‘Somebody once said that we are a sum of the people we spend the most time with’ 

Madison, who works as a digital marketing strategist, then reveals that ‘another thing that is inexplicably good’ is ‘bouldering’ to which she shrugs, shakes her head and repeatedly mutters, ‘I don’t know.’

She adds that the upper echelons of society will frequently buy ‘status symbol items like cars, watches [and] purses’ without ever using them.

‘Let’s talk about the things that are not good, the things that the community do not approve of,’ she continues.

Madison jokes: ‘Thou shalt not purchase Louis Vuitton, especially anything with a logo on it unless you want people to think you’re poor.

‘Thou shalt not also post pictures of you skiing. I don’t know why but don’t post pictures of you skiing or on vacation or doing pretty much anything at all other than [sharing] bad, blurry photos of toast and breakfast and your dog.

‘Really social media participation in general is frowned upon.’

Other things on Madison’s no-go list is ‘bringing up where you went to school in conversation’ and ‘Louboutins with the red sole’ – although Jimmy Choos are reportedly fine.

Rounding up her insight, Madison concludes: ‘Somebody once said that we are a sum of the people we spend the most time with. 

She uploaded the clip alongside a caption that read: 'I'm nervous to post this because it is a little bit outside of the fashion content I normally focus on'

She uploaded the clip alongside a caption that read: 'I'm nervous to post this because it is a little bit outside of the fashion content I normally focus on'

She uploaded the clip alongside a caption that read: ‘I’m nervous to post this because it is a little bit outside of the fashion content I normally focus on’

@madisonelsewhere

I’m nervous to post this because it is a little bit outside of the fashion contest I normally focus on. But I think it is equal parts hilarious and important. I grew up in a rich white neighborhood and learned some pretty hilarious things. These are some of my personal favorite wealth and status symbol opinions that rich white people seem to have. @Kiki@Kiki, author & ex rich persons a lot about old money and has made similar observations. I highly recommend checking her out if you’re interested. richpeorichpeopleareweirdeoldmoneyfashionllvmhtllbeantoteeoldmoneyaestheticfluxuryfashionssstatussymbolnboardingschoolkideoldmoneylifestyleeoldmoneystyleorichpeoplebehaviorg#growinguprich

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Dozens of social media users rushed to the comments to praise Madison for questioning these perceived norms

Dozens of social media users rushed to the comments to praise Madison for questioning these perceived norms

Dozens of social media users rushed to the comments to praise Madison for questioning these perceived norms 

‘So if you spend a lot of time around weird, rich white people you will start to adopt some of the things that they think and say and do, whether or not you realize it.

‘If like me, you have spent a lot of time around those people, reflect – you probably also have some weird assumptions about the world.’

She uploaded the clip alongside a caption that read: ‘I’m nervous to post this because it is a little bit outside of the fashion content I normally focus on. But I think it is equal parts hilarious and important. 

‘I grew up in a rich white neighborhood and learned some pretty hilarious things. These are some of my personal favorite wealth and status symbol opinions that rich white people seem to have.’

And dozens of social media users rushed to the comments to praise Madison for her openness.

One wrote: ‘You strike me as one who’s rejected all of that in favor of a more authentic grounded life. Good for you!’ 

Another added: ‘I appreciated this post, thanks for being so real about yourself.’

And a third simply said: ‘It’s funny because it’s true.’ 

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