Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Who Really Cares That You Think You're Entitled?

I might get a little unpopular right now.

Good thing I don't really care anymore.

You see, I've been on this truth seeking quest and I've come up with a whole lot of stuff that I feel needs to get off my chest.

You ready?

Quick note of disclosure, these "truths" are mine and mine alone.  I'm not publicizing them so that you'll start thinking like me or acting like me.  I just trying to keep an open line of communication and if you'd like to disagree with me, I'd personally love that.

That means that you have both a pulse and a backbone.

I think we'll get along just fine...

I digress.


There's been a lot of crap that's been going on lately.  Regardless of how you feel about the government, the economy, your life in general, this rant is not about any of those.

This rant is about me and it's about you and this pesky little habit that has me climbing the walls and wanting to rip my hair out.

Okay, your hair out too.

It's call entitlement.

Meaning that any or all of us feel like we are entitled or deserve something just because.

Just because we're alive, just because we've worked, are working or are currently not working.

Just because we're citizens, we're old, we're young, we're pretty, we're ugly, we're different, we're a minority, we're part of the majority, because no one likes us, because life isn't fair, etc, etc, etc.

Seriously people, wake up.

The whole world is screwed up and by adding in your entitlement issues, we're not going to make it better any time soon.

I used to think that I was deserving of some things.  I've been a good daughter, did well in school, behaved myself and played the role of the good girl.

Thing is, today, that doesn't get you anywhere.

You could've played by all the rules and still end up in last place.

I'm not saying it's a bad place to be in right now, but it is time to open up our eyes and see the bigger picture.

We are not all wine and roses right now.

Even if you haven't really felt the effects of what's going on in the world right now, you will eventually because there is no way you can stay immune to it.

Unless you live on the top of some mountain somewhere and if that's the case, let me know if you have any vacancies.

I'm not saying any of this to scare you or to make you think that you don't deserve things in life.  You most absolutely do.

My point is that you might have to be the one to go out there and make things happen, get the ball rolling and perhaps, get up off your butt and stop putting your hand out.

If you expect people to always give to you without you ever putting anything back, then I suspect that you are in line for a very rude awakening.

Sorry I had to break it to you this way, but it's seriously been driving me up the wall.

Comments, please share.

You disagree, great, let me know and we'll start a conversation.  If you are purposely mean-spirited, cruel or not adding anything of value, I reserve the right to not accept your post.  If that happens, please try again.

1 comment:

Andrew said...

Annete,

I totally agree. The world is changing rapidly. There are no longer geographical advantages and kids going to college now will soon have to compete with kids all over the world for jobs. We are going (rather quickly) towards a single world government. Job security and conventional retirement is a thing of the past. You literally have to be a job maker, not a job taker to get ahead in this day and age. The world will soon become saturated with a whole lot of people who are highly eductaed and not much better off than transients-mostly because they can not get the job that they figured they would be entitled to after finishing school.