We educate our kids in a way that leads them to believe that everyone must have prizes. We detach them from reality by allowing them to grow up in a world where even the poorest families have playstations and plasma screen tvs in their rooms. Kids get mobile phones before they've even got to high school, and their role models are footballers, models and self made millionaires.
Too many kids get given the sort of toys that most of our generation wouldn't even dare to ask our parents for as a special birthday or christmas present. They don't have a clue what a hard days work entails, those who have parents who work don't really appreciate how hard their parents work, and those that have parents on the dole don't see anyone working but still get everything they want.
I could go on, and on and on about this. Society does a good job at shielding kids from reality, should we really expect them to have an idea of reality looks like. I'm not saying all kids are like this, many will have an idea of what a pound can buy you, many more will know the suffering of living on low incomes, but there is still a sizeable number who don't, who first start work and find it so difficult that they aren't sure how to cope.
Anyway, are those the sorts of sums you could earn on benefits!