When you look at some nations around the world despite the differences in culture and civilization there is a level of peace and freedom compared to many years or generations before. There has been a level of progression to some extent. The major reason for those developments is that the people that went before us laid a platform for the next generations.
In many cases there was bloodshed in war to gain freedom for our countries by army soldiers so that you would have the opportunity to live a better life. It is a continual pattern when you look backwards in history and is a cause for thanksgiving and honoring those that went before us.
“For even when we were with you, we commanded you this: if anyone will not work, neither shall he eat. For we hear that there are some who walk among you in a disorderly manner, not working at all, but are busybodies.” ~ 2 Thessalonians 3:10-11
In our present generation, however, there seems to be a sense of entitlement among many young people demanding things without really preparing themselves to be worthy of them. What does entitled mean? It means believing you deserve certain privileges and being arrogant about it.
In some places people demand opportunities to advance their lives but are also unwilling to work and prove their worthiness of those opportunities. Such people in most cases don’t appreciate the fact other people before them fought to give them those opportunities.
“Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.” ~ John F. Kennedy
You may want to think about the sacrifices your parents or guardians made so that you could have better opportunities than they had. In some cases there are genuinely not many opportunities to the following generation but it is no excuse to sit on your laurels and complain about your situation. Having a sense of entitlement is one of the factors contributing to the downfall of the nations.
Some governments around the world have entitlement programs for people that have children and have no form of support. While it is a noble idea to help it has also created the problem of laziness in most people who then become dependent on such facilities.
Even if you were dealt a poor hand you still need to think about the coming generations that will include your children and grandchildren. Complaining about your situation doesn’t make things any better but worse instead. When you do that you’re jeopardizing the future of the generations to come.
The truth is that no one really owes you anything although it is good to have opportunities made available to you. When you blame other people for where you are today you are surrendering your power to do something about it and change it for the better. Take responsibility for your life, let go of your sense of entitlement and leave a legacy for others to build upon. You need to earn it because freedom ain’t free.
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