(Closed) "The Age of Entitlement" aka "Nothing is my fault!"

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Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

this is a great post. I did not read th entire article in the link. but it is so true. Not only do i see it working with children, but also everyday.

people now feel like they are entitled to everything, without working for it.

it is hard to be from a generation with these ideas, but i constantly remind myself hard work can give you everything you need/want. instead of  just assuming it will be given to me

 

the biggest problem is not only that parents are raising their children this way, but when they become adults and still feel they should be treated this way, wether it be in college, in a job, or have the government provide for them. i saw an article about a study done in a college class, asking what the government should provide for them, most students answered pay student loans, help with mortgages, give them jobs, and to help in every aspect of their lives. whatever happened to people earning it themselves?!

society is on quite a downhill slope.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

I have siblings who are much younger than me. This year, my parents have gotten personal phone calls from both of their teachers thanking my parents for how well-behaved and thankful my siblings were. They said it gives them hope to keep teaching. 

All we could think was WTF. Since when is listening, and saying please and thank you, the exception?  Trust me, my siblings are sweet, but they are no saints.

I also recently had a person who I went to college with remark about that state of my car. I replied that it still drove, and was fairly safe. She then proceeded to say “Yeah, but it’s so old,  your parents should buy you a new one.”

It saddens me so much that parents are disadvantaging their children by teaching them this way of thinking. People who have things given to them, without effort, will never be truly happy.

Post # 5
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2747 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I am a teacher and I agree.

The amount of entitlement is astounding. 

Post # 7
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543 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

everything is blamed on others, not only does it say it in the name “student loan” but if you read through what you are signing.. you should get what it is. 

if you ask me, the economy, politics and country, will never get better unless they way children are raised change

my parents always tell me they do not envy my generation, because things will only get worse and it seriously will.

it is a shame that when children say please and thank you, yes ma’am, no sir, are grateful for what little they have it seems amazing! everyone should be that way

 

 

Post # 8
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

Ugh, yes, this is a problem.  My dad was this way with my brother, and my brother had some issues to begin with.  My brother is a total mess and I don’t think he’ll ever get his life together.

 

I keep seeing the entitlement attitude get worse and worse, and I’m seeing more widespread criticism of it.  I really hope that it’ll wake people up into raising their kids to learn they’re NOT the center of the world.

Post # 9
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644 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I’m 30 and have been working at the same hospital for 8 years now (it was my first job out of college.)

The 23/24 year olds that are starting out when I started are ALWAYS on their phones, calling out sick constantly, rude to patients and complain ENDLESSLY.  You shouldn’t be on your cell phone in front of patients EITHER way but most of these people…it’s their first MONTH on the job.  I had to tell this one girl as I looked at her as if she had bugs crawling out of her ears:

“Get off your phone.”

Puts the phone to her shoulder and looks at me like I have the bug ears, “WHY?”

“BECAUSE YOU’RE NEW!” and shot her a look that could have frozen her heart.

The little brat hung up the phone, rolled her eyes at me and now avoids me at all costs.  

 

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2005

“Our youth now love luxury. They have bad manners, contempt for authority; they show disrespect for their elders and love chatter in place of exercise; they no longer rise when elders enter the room; they contradict their parents, chatter before company; gobble up their food and tyrannize their teachers.”

― Socrates

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