Day 22 – Today’s post is “Rant about something. Get up on your soapbox and tell us how you really feel. (a pet peeve, a current event, a controversial topic, something your husband or roommate or neighbor or boss does that really ticks you off).” An excuse to go off on what bothers me? Okay. No, just kidding, I will try and stay calm! Actually, this was very hard for me to finally hit publish.
Something that really bothers me is the entitlement attitude! I can’t stand when people think they’re entitled to things that they should either work for or are, in fact, a luxury.
Two stories that come to mind when I think of this:
1). I read a story about a teen who was ticked off at his dad because he didn’t get him the smart phone he had asked for. Like, cursing him because he got him this other phone (an Android or something like that). Umm, dude, you have phone!
2). Or people who say aloud “someone needs to be held accountable, and they need to pay” for their OWN kids after receiving thousands of FREE dollars in assistance. No words. I have no words.
This all starts with parenting, in my opinion. Parents have to teach their children that you work for the things you want. There is nothing wrong with a gift, but you’re not entitled to everything everyone else has. Adults are the really frustrating group with this attitude. If you are able to work, work! I always think of the little old lady at our neighborhood Walmart who works as a greeter, sitting in her chair, saying hello to all who walk in. She can’t do much, she’s old and fragile, but she does something. Whether it’s necessary for her to work or she does it just to stay busy, I respect her…a lot!
This leads me to another pet peeve of mine – When people spend too much money and then complain about not being able to do certain things or save money. Everyone has a right to spend how they want, but don’t complain about how it’s not fair. I rather that person just say, “I want to live this certain lifestyle now, so I can’t afford to save for college or retirement or stay home with my kids.” At least they’re honest about where their priorities are.
Hopefully you don’t think I’m too crazy after reading this. I was a little hesitant to write this, but just being honest.