We live in a country that has subconsciously taught us to expect things; to assume we’ll be taken care of.
A country that’s given us a sense of self-entitlement that normally would be earned. Don’t have enough money to clean up the mess you put yourself in, or to live the type of luxury you think you “deserve,” meaning a $6 latte every morning, things you don’t need, fancy cars and houses that you’ll be paying for, for the next decade or two? Put it on a card. You can pay it back later. Get food stamps, you deserve to be fed. Even if you could’ve skipped cigarettes and lottery scratchers to buy that food instead. But this is not the way the world works.
You. Are. Not. Entitled. To. Anything.
I’m not telling you that you shouldn’t live a life of luxury. Feel free to live in luxury. Treat yo’self.
But DO NOT, I repeat, DO NOT treat yo’self at the cost of others, or by getting in debt.
Earn the life you live. Do not just expect it.
I’m not saying that everyone abuses this “entitlement” attitude that we’re born with in this nation. But many do.