Sense of Entitlement

I once glanced at a magazine page for but a second while flipping pages. For some reason, it stuck.

"Your sense of entitlement is your greatest downfall."

I agree. 

Once you feel that sense that you deserve more, that you need to spend your money to feel good, that the world owes you back... It will impact and destroy you in ways you didn't even think of before. Jealousy. Anger. Hatred. Indifference. All of these surface because you think you deserve better. If not the best. 

One child was born with a silver spoon. Thinking that because the parents did so well, he did well as well. That because his parents were successful, he too carried the honour as if it were his and walked the same red carpet as his parents did. He forgot. THEY worked hard. THEY made a name for themselves. THEY set up the family name and business. Not him. Never him. And yet his sense of entitlement grows for respect, for success, for something THEY saw as a goal and not him. 

Once you've gone through numerous interviews. Once you've job hunted. Been rejected. Felt the excitement of earning your job then seeing your hard earned cash every month. Felt hunger. Seriously used public transportation. Struggled with saving or even budgeting EVERY meal and expense. Then finally finding your ground. Once you get a chance to travel and see the world. Taste better flavours. See different cultures. Experience the fear and joy as a first time homebuyer. And stepping back to see what you've accomplished... By all means, you deserve it. Every bit of that sense of entitlement even for just a fragment of a second. 

Enjoy it. 

Take a deep breath and then move forward again. One step at a time. For this journey of life was not meant to leech on others' successes. Make your own and feel proud of what you've accomplished on your own and yet stay humble and still eager to learn. For every day is an opportunity to be better. 

Your own red carpet will continue rolling so long as you move forward. 


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