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Proud To Be An American
American Entitlement Book
Learn To Get Along
The question that arises with a lot of Americans is: Why do some people feel that others owe them and have a sense of entitlement? This is a very controversial issue and a lot of Americans actually feel offended by the actions of others. But 85% of the time research shows that most Americans are tolerant instead of confrontational in dealing with others actions. So, let's examine this a little bit closer and discuss why others feel a sense of entitlement to begin with and also why they act with this type of negative behavior. Some research shows that one area that people complain about is in the grocery store. Another is in their own neighborhoods. Many people will agree that these two areas are where people seem to violate others and act with a sense of entitlement. In the grocery store people will cut others off with shopping carts, try to cut in line, or allow their children to run wild. Some even try to go through the express line when they know they have more than the item limit. Others will let shopping carts roll into the side of cars in the parking lot creasing the side of the car or causing a huge dent to the door panel. The question is, why are these people just plain rude and feel a sense of entitlement? Maybe they feel this way because when they were young their parents lacked the skills to teach them proper manners. Or perhaps they were born with a silver spoon in their mouth and feel they are better than the rest of us. I conducted research on this and all statistics indicate that most people who are wealthy feel they are better than the average American. But there are a lot Americans that feel they are entitled to act any way regardless of their income. The fact is if rude, entitled people simply stop being pompous and learn to treat others respectfully, in the long run they may get the same treatment in return. Everyone should know and realize civility actually brings equality. Amazingly enough, when other people respect each other and give each other individual space they usually get along.
There Is American Financial Entitlement
Get To Know Your Neighbor
One way to be respectful and to lose the entitlement attitude is to get to know your neighbor and communicate with them. Also, invite them over for coffee, desert, a meal; watch a football game or movie. Maybe play a board game with them. If you are a couple have a couple's night. Then if problems arise with your neighbors you may not have to be confrontational with them. Talk the situation out and rationalize. Always try to find solutions to the problem or establish a common ground together and by all means do not threaten to take legal action. This irrationality leads to disaster 100% of the time. Poor coping skills, expressing anger and implied threats only put anyone on the defensive. The other rule in dealing with the American entitlement attitude is to remind others around you that we are all Americans and remind them of 9/11 and the terrorist attacks on American Airlines and soil. Remind them about ISIS current hostage barbaric ways, or even the Ukraine crisis with civilian deaths. Say to them "if we were in a situation where our lives were in jeopardy I would be the first to help you and I hope you would do the same for me", because we are all on the same red, white, and blue team. For goodness sake we are all patriotic Americans and need to act that way. Make our founding fathers and ancestors proud. Bring up the point that if our troops overseas are willing to fight and die for our freedom then we better be willing to step up and help the cause. Especially considering how little is ever expected of us as every day Americans in fighting back.
In Summary Pass This Hub On To Someone Else
So, if you do know someone that acts as if they have a sense of entitlement have them read this article. Remind each and every one of them that we are all Americans and are all on the same team. Try to develop a sense of nationalism with them like Rosie the Riveter in World War II and other civilians that supported our troops fighting abroad in other conflicts. Our founding fathers had cohesiveness in the signing of The Declaration of Independence and we need to carry on those traditions and make new history as a new generation. We are a country that is supposed to be a world leader that sets examples and we need to act like it as Americans. We are American strong and we cannot falter from that as individuals or a great nation. Let's all maintain the team work attitude and stop complaining about others, being negative, argumentative, and simply be tolerant of our differences. Plain and simple, lets just get along!