Entitlement Mentality - A Destructive Force in Humanity
Entitlement Mentality Poll
Do you think there is a problem with people having too much of an entitlement mentality in the USA?
Entitlement Mentalities are Self Sabotaging
There is a very strong entitlement mentality growing in the USA and elsewhere around the world. I am writing about it here because people need to be aware that it is not harmless and even ultimately hurts the person engaging in it.
What started out long ago as a very good thing, has been taken advantage of by the types of people that engage in taking advantage of others in life. The sad thing is, there are still some very needy people out there, or that are just coming into situations where they are truly needy, and the others have it watered down with fraud and deception. So there is less to go around for those that need it, and those that are working hard to make it happen are being taken advantage of as well.
People Seem to Not Really Be Thinking Anymore
People are not really thinking anymore, or just don't seem to care. It often seems to be a combination of both. Personally, I think it is immoral to take money from those that actually work hard for it, if you don't really need and deserve it. I mean when it is taken by force. The money that is taken from the able bodied worker, is to help the non able bodied worker. Be it either mental or physical disabilities, or a temporary loss of job which threatens loss of food and shelter for oneself or their family, some really need it and deserve it until they can be helped in some other way.
Instead of that ideal scenario playing out, we see people taking advantage of it, and teaching their children to do the same. When others see this happening, they sometimes feel like a sucker for working hard, day in and day out, and decide to jump on the gravy train. People need to realize that nothing is ever really free! That money was earned, people worked hard for it! It was taken from them through their taxes and redistributed to the needy, or supposed needy. So we have people observing this and wanting to put their hand out too. Laziness overcomes what would normally be a person that may have a few ailments but still gets up and goes to work.
Do the people that take advantage of the government and hard workers this way, realize that there are some workers that are truly mentally challenged, and in wheelchairs, or have lost limbs, or in chronic pain daily? I actually know of several people that fit this scenario. When you think about this, even these physically and mentally challenged people are now helping to pay for some people to get something for nothing other than what turns out to be lying.
The spiral downward can sometimes get so bad, that I have observed people taking others to court to sue for money that was paid out for supposed care givers. One example was a mother and her adult daughter suing for money that the government paid out to a worker. They had proof of lying to the government as part of the court case. This isn't a joke, and the people felt so entitled that they even said things like, "As God is my witness," never once caring they were scamming the government. More than scamming the government, they are scamming their neighbors and others that are helping to make this country a good one.
The Spiral Downward Will End the Gravy Train
When our country continues to spiral out of control financially and other ways, do people not realize the end of their "free money" will eventually come around? Or something perhaps far worse can happen. None of this kind of mentality turns out to be really free. It hurts us all, and makes people feel ridiculous. Ironically, many of those workers that work hard also give to charity, which is simply amazing.
In short, and from another point of view, look at it like leeches sucking the life out of its host. Over time, there will be nothing left to suck, and all will perish. Also, in the mean time, don't think for a minute that other countries that would like to have "super power status" aren't paying attention to the many things our country is doing to self sabotage itself. We are then living in a time where some of us can see all that is happening, and feel helpless to some degree, and it is spiraling out of control. The great country that the USA was, wasn't free, and was based on ideas very diametrical to what we see being touted today. Even by our leaders. It is hard to watch it decline. The ideas being touted and abused need to be thought about.
It isn't good for anyone to be able to take advantage of others and get away with it. This is a negative thing at its core, and will hurt the person engaging in it no matter how they distort or twist how they think about it. My point is that if you take from others and don't really need to, this fact hurts the person doing it, not just the rest that really need it or those being taken from. Isn't that a strange thing, how it is just self sabotaging all on its own? It isn't being smarter or more clever than another, it is quite the opposite. That hurts the person doing it.
These are the reasons I write about such a negative topic, because it is a call for change. A reminder hopefully that ideas do matter, both the good and the bad. If we continue to embrace and allow abuse of any kind as we see, you don't just get to have a great and free America anymore. A simple study in history will show this to be true. Government will continue to grow and step in.
To those that are suffering through something and still working hard, my hat goes off to you most of all. To those that work hard and or don't take from the hard work of others, thank you so much. You help to make the world a better place. A gentle reminder to end with, and that is that this is not for the people out there that truly would not make it without help from these programs. As I stated before, it was meant for them. If just they were to use it, there would be no problem. The darker sides of human nature are seeming to be allowed to take over the rest where abuse is allowed. What naturally follows from allowing such things will be what we continue to see play out. I welcome any discussion below from those that may disagree or agree. People need to be talking about this huge problem more.
As for those that give to various charities and or donate their time to them, I hope they continue to do this. Long ago, this help from the government was there to supplement families helping their loved ones, and to help charities help those in need. Many wonderful people still help in this fashion and I am so thankful.
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