When do they have fun?
I believe the article detailed their "fun," such as it is. In many cases these are the very competitive kids of very competitive parents. Now, you can look at it as a hideous situation, which would not be untruthful. This would roughly fall into line with "idle hands" being the devil's workshop, and keep in mind that the workshop is well stocked in NYC. And even so, many of these kids will fail in spectacular ways. Many kids of the rich and powerful are burned out by their late teen years and working as waiters or "remittance men" living in L.A. or Hawaii.