Entitlement

I’m not sure what happened or when it happened but it seems that in today’s day in age a lot of people have this undeserving sense of entitlement. There are a lot of people out there that think they deserve to have things given to them and not have to work for anything, they believe that they should get what ever they want while not having to do things for others in return. For example, work ethic, I have never seen more lazy people at work in my life, people who show up late constantly or leave early or have some pathetic excuse not to come to work and when they are actually at work they barely do their jobs. How these people still keep their jobs blows my mind, it could be because there are so many of these people now that the ones that actually take their jobs serious are so far and few between that we are stuck with the folks that think by having a job entitles them to get paid and they don’t have to actually work because I rarely see people getting fired.

It could also be that we have grown into a society where we feel we can speak out about anything and because we are offended by something then we have every right to get it banned or stop other people from enjoying it. To a point that is true, we are free to speak our minds but how can we feel that we have a right to stop others from enjoying something that offends us. I do not believe that we have that right. It something is offensive to you then don’t do it, it’s that simple but don’t stop me from doing it just because you don’t like it. What about my rights? What about my right to enjoy what I want to enjoy. Just don’t participate in something if you don’t want to, don’t watch let your kids listen to that music or watch that TV show or movie if you think it might be inappropriate for them but do not stop my kids from watching it, that is my decision.

This also goes for how we feel we can judge others if they do not fit in the nice little ball of life that we have created with the things that we feel are appropriate in our life. Things that work for you may not work for me and the things that work for me may not work for you, so why are we trying as a society to change people, we all have the right to believe in what we want to believe in, we do not have the right to stop others from believing in what they want to believe in. If we could just remember that we are here to live our lives the best that we can, which is hard enough as it is and stop trying to get everyone to be like each other, individualism is one of the greatest things that has been created in our world to take that away would be the biggest mistake we all could make. I guess the point that I am trying to make here is that we all just need to live our lives and as long as other people are not directly affecting your life in a negative way than don’t worry about, worry about yourself.

Sorry for this rant, it sort of just came out!

Hannah

Tolerance

We need to have more tolerance in this world of ours. There are so many people that are alive today that it is impossible that we are all the same kind of person. Who would want it that way anyways? Individuality is so important, there is enough repression out there already that we don’t need anymore. People should be able to express themselves in anyway that choose without the fear of being shut down by others. Other countries may have laws to stop this but we in America pride ourselves on being free. Or so we say.

The majority of the people in America are very tolerant but there are those that will stop at nothing to ban anything and everything and will always try to get others to be like them. This is just ludicrous. To think that what you believe in is the only thing acceptable and to make others feel less about themselves because what they believe in is not what you believe in is not what America is about or for that matter it is not what living should be about. We are all our own selves and we have every right to choose what we want to stand for and as long as we are not physically or mentally hurting others than we should be free to express ourselves in any way we so choose.

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This goes further that just accepting peoples life style and sexual orientation choices, this goes for every choice anyone makes about anything. From the politician we choose to support to the socks we wear on our feet, just because you choose something different than me gives me no right to judge you or make you feel in anyway wrong. You are not wrong and neither am I. People choose the silliest things to be upset about, everyone has there thing that they take a stand on and they should be free to do so but dedicating your life to something hateful is just about as silly as fighting for the use of a specific brand of hot water heater. There is no right or wrong in what we choose to believe in or do. Just because I believe in God and you don’t or that you are wearing white socks and I have purple and green socks on, neither one of us is bad or wrong or going to Hell for our choices. If you don’t believe in Hell than you will not go there, if you don’t believe in Heaven than you will not go there either, you will simply go where you believe you will go and that’s that. I will go where I believe I will go. Just because you don’t believe in God, Heaven or Hell doesn’t mean that I will not go there and the reverse is true as well, just because I believe in God, Heaven and Hell you will not go to Hell just because you don’t believe in God.

This is what we all need to understand and accept, we need to be tolerant of what others believe in if we want them to respect and tolerate what we believe in. If I choose to wear clothes that do not match, who cares? How does that affect you? It doesn’t. If you choose to shave your head off, who cares? How does that affect me? It doesn’t. We should not let what others do affect our lives, we can never have the life we want if we let others dictate how we feel, we need to just pay attention to our own lives to make sure we are not hurting others and live the best life we can.

Thanks! Hannah