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Why do so many people feel "entitled" and "deserving" these days?


This seems especially apparent in younger people and children.

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Best Answer Cheryl Miller (willismiller) says

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    Laura Schneider 4 years ago

    I think you've hit all of the things I'm worried/thinking about related to this issue, and have selected this as the best answer. I remember the 1980s and early 90s being that way. I want everything my parents have, only brand new, and I want it NOW!


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    Pamela Hutson (CR Rookwood) 4 years ago

    Well said. Until about four or five years ago we never heard this word. Now it is a political way to frame any discussion of benefits as a discussion of 'entitlements' so as to heap shame on anyone who needs them.


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Pamela Hutson (CR Rookwood) says

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    Peeples 4 years ago

    There need to be more people like you! The unemployment numbers wouldn't be what they are. The underemployed numbers may be higher but if people could let go of their ego and take any job vs no job the world would be much better off!


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    Laura Schneider 2 years ago

    Good conclusions! I suspect they haven't grown up — most of society feels that way to me!

    Good comments—thanks for stopping by.

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Bella Nina says

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    Laura Schneider 2 years ago

    We've indeed been a lax culture of lax individuals. Getting back to family and getting everyone to NOT expect work to be fun is brilliant! Thanks!

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    Laura Schneider 2 years ago

    Valuable points, Who! If only everyone read and ACTED as you suggest, the world would be a better place! Thanks for commenting!

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    Laura Schneider 4 years ago

    Indeed! Most people I know haven't tried learning those skills. Ex: they fail a test, not because they went to the movies, "It was an unfair test," or "Paid cheaters skewed the curve." But they played, not worked, earning their F. & "A" for excu


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Laura Schneider says

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    Pamela Hutson (CR Rookwood) 4 years ago

    The question has a strong political subtext though. If you ask a question like that it's like poking at a hornets nest. Of course there's going to be lots of stinging going on,


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  • Wendy Beth (nhmomof4) 3 years ago

    was going to comment but this box doesn't allow for the space I need to make my point. I will just say work on the front lines of a welfare program and you will quickly see the "entitlement" attitude.I would explain further but I only have 9 letters


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    Laura Schneider 3 years ago

    I had to laugh because you bring up an excellent point in clever language, stanwshura. By judging others' behaviors we are, ourselves, have felt superior enough to do the judging for some reason. Thanks for the reality check--it was much needed.


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    Laura Schneider 4 years ago

    I agree with you--it's a facade barely covering the darkness underneath their surface. I didn't intend a political subtext, however. I was just curious. Everybody feels they're powerful and can do anything they want to, even at others' expense.

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    SportsBetter 4 years ago

    So I'm assuming the people who voted down are for government monopolies, that lower competition in the market place?


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    jmicchael1a 4 years ago

    Well, now you've done it. Once the hard right rant warriors get a whiff of this, it will be "game on". ( I, too, enjoy the quotation marks). Strap 'em up, Trooper. This will be a "Doozie".


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    Laura Schneider 3 years ago

    Email me privately--I used to lead a 65-person service dog support group. I know a lot about the laws, which probably apply to you. You ARE entitled to a service dog if you can answer "yes" to one question: then I can help you, if a dog would help.


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    Laura Schneider 3 years ago

    Nothing crazy about you, crazymom! What a great post filled with personal experience--thanks for sharing your situation and the way in which you're addressing it. I think you're totally on track! Keep up the good work! You're a good Mom, I can tell!

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    Laura Schneider 2 years ago

    So true, SWilliams! Thanks for commenting on this question! You are always wise in such matters.

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    Laura Schneider 4 years ago

    Totally agree with you, kygirl89! We're even taught that it's wrong or bad to say "no" (or to turn down favors we know we don't have time for, etc. etc.).

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    Laura Schneider 3 years ago

    Good point, Koline Harrison! Thanks for your insight! Kind of the video game/pinball machine "instant feedback/gratification" mindset. I can see that being the case!

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Wendy Beth (nhmomof4) says

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    Laura Schneider 4 years ago

    Awesome answer! I think you're right--this is a HUGE part of the problem, if not the whole problem. I think some of these kids bring this attitude home with them and teach their parents these tricks, also: the kids manipulate the adults that way.


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Debra Allen (Lady Guinevere) says

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    Laura Schneider 2 years ago

    You are so right, Milady! The kids are raising themselves and their parents. Sad day to see, too! Thanks for commenting!

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    Cheryl Miller (willismiller) 4 years ago

    I have a child who just finished kindergarten and have never seen or heard of a child that young having a phone, so I hope you were being extreme to make a point and don't really believe there are kindergarten students walking around with cell phones


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    Laura Schneider 3 years ago

    I usually don't "blame the parents", but in this case I agree. I think the poor parenting comes trickling down from the zoo we had in the U.S. in the 1960s: sex, drugs, & rock-n-roll. (Not that the music is at fault.) Perhaps a damaged gene pool.

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    Laura Schneider 3 years ago

    Wow, very insightful! Good for you for not outright paying for college for your kids, too! Children must grow up to become independent adults and not expect "instant gratification", I agree! Parent-friends is another good point you make. Thanks!!

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    Laura Schneider 4 years ago

    Blaming a government, corporation, or society for our individual failures is what I think you're talking about. If so, I agree that we need to do this--make this change--ourselves. Do the right things, don't cheat the systems, help those in need...


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    Laura Schneider 3 years ago

    I totally agree with you regarding children passing off "wants" as "needs"! I think parents may be doing it, too. They may be working themselves too hard to provide these "needs", when they could let go of the '80s and '90s and teach "less is more".

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    Grace Marguerite Williams (gmwilliams) 3 years ago

    You have got to be jesting. No middle income parent can afford to supply their children with the abovementioned!


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    Laura Schneider 3 years ago

    I asked the question to get a discussion started about a topic that is often discussed in the US media and conversations. It was just a common question to bring out various viewpoints on the subject, which it clearly is. Apologies if it offended you.


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    Laura Schneider 3 years ago

    No, you're obviously not alone. :-) Thanks for answering!

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    Daniel Brinker (darkland) 4 years ago

    it's only abundant because people produce...and resources are never limitless they are just efficiently managed. If only we had more people on the job, I bet we would do marvelous things


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    Laura Schneider 4 years ago

    So very true!

    Taking that a step off the deep end, the "real world" is different for different people and different geographies, and different personalities.... There are probably as many "real worlds" as there are humans.

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    Bella Nina 4 years ago

    I think you made your point very well. Voted up.

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