Speaking as one of "today's kids", for I am 17 going on 18 in three months, it is not right, per say, however it is what's taught to our generation. In school students are taught that they can be whatever they want, which isn't necessarily a bad thing GIVEN THAT the student's mindset is to work toward that goal. When kids are raised without any personal responsibility this becomes a problem, and I see it all of the time in high school classrooms. Girls think they can have, do, and say whatever they want because
1. They are "women"
2. Mommy and Daddy said they could
Young men expect good grades and a driver's license to be handed to them because their parents can pay for it.
I'm not saying that wealth is the root of the problem, but if a child isn't made to work for their rewards it becomes a habit that they carry on into their professional lives.
You also have to recognize, however, whether or not there really is a sense of entitlement in some of these kids or if they've simply been blessed with sheer good luck. Maybe they don't feel entitled at all. Maybe they just haven't had to honestly prove themselves yet. I am a teen parent, married, and i own a home. I have beautiful furniture, electronics, clothes, etc. and I have not had to work for any of it.It hasn't made me feel entitled, though. In fact I feel a sense of humility because most of the nice things I have were given to me out of charity, or found on the side of the road. I feel blessed, not entitled, and I feel like the two are often mistaken. I'm not disagreeing that there is a problem amongst my generation, simply offering what little wisdom I have on the matter.