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