Emotional level: 7
Mental level: 7
TODAY I LEARNED: Oranges were originally green!
I’m feeling better today but, something has been on my mind. The concept of entitled people is a wide one. Why do they feel the need to constantly insist they are owed this and that?
I’m sure it all comes from a multitude of reasons like how they were raised, trauma in their past, neglect, and so on. But honestly, in a world where we are so big on change, those reasons are not excuses.
You shouldn’t treat people like shit. I don’t care what has happened to you. There is absolutely no reason to be horrible to someone, especially for no reason or “just because you can.”
Here’s the problem…I treat everyone as an equal. I don’t care how much money you make or what you’ve done in life, if I see you at work or out in public, wherever you may be, I’m going to treat you with the same respect I give everyone else. There are a lot of people who don’t like that I do this. Guess what? I don’t care.
If you think you’re special because you’re making a million dollars a year, you’re entitled and I can promise you, you’re not special at all. I don’t care how much money you make. I care about whether you are a good person.
People need a wake up call. They need a good smack in the face and a whirlwind of realization.
If you’re shit then you’re shit. That’s all there is to it. Yes, we can change, but some people just refuse to. You have to want to change and for a lot of people, that’s damn hard.
Because change is scary and it doesn’t happen in a day. It requires small steps to make it to a good place, and even when you get to a settled part in your life, you have to keep working at it. You have to keep evolving. Change is hard but it’s possible.
I conjure a lot of patience in order to deal with people who are entitled. That’s what it takes…a crap ton of patience. Because it takes everything in me not to scream at how much they have to be thankful for and yet they just want more and more. That’s sad. They’re sad.
But we can’t focus on them, right? We have to keep improving on ourselves and remember that good people do still exist in the world, even if they can be hard to find at times.
There’s no way to really predict how the world will turn out in 50 years. We don’t know for sure. But I hope the world will have learned something by then. I hope the universe works in our favor. May we be kind and loving.