“Entitlement is a delusion based on self-centredness and laziness. Feeling entitled is the opposite of feeling grateful. Gratitude opens the heart, Entitlement closes it”.
Someone said to me once how much she has worked for everything she has – her career, her marriage, her family and her children. She said that, she started “struggling” early in her life hence, she deserves everything she has achieved. Ofcourse I was quick to corroborate her position, atleast she “worked” for it. I am emotionally disciplined enough to not say what I want to say sometimes at the time that I want to say them.
As humans, we keep three relationships, the one with Self, God and God’s creatures. None of these should we EVER take for granted. That you are beating the drums and it sounds for you, does not mean that those whose drums aren’t sounding do not know ‘HOW’ to beat theirs.
Life has many ways of testing a person’s will. Either by having nothing happen at all or by having everything happen all at once. It is the feeling of entitlement that makes you say “Why me?” when trials befall you. It is the feeling of entitlement that makes us feel we deserve what we have not worked for….and by “work” here, I mean strive.
The problem of society today: An absolute lifestyle of entitlement. People gauge everything by “feeling”, meaning whatever they feel like doing and whatever they don’t feel like doing. Passion is valued over dedication. Instant gratification is priced over fulfilment. They don’t know that more than feeling; intuition is the better key. They don’t know that more than passion; fulfilment are dedication are better keys.
GRATITUDE makes sense of your past, brings peace for today and creates a vision for tomorrow.