What is this with entitlement, self-esteem and “you deserve (fill in the blank)”? I noticed this trend seemed to have appeared in the past ten or so years. Or its just the fact that I have a daughter and these little “self-esteem” issues seemed to pop up every time you turn around. Got a child in kindergarten? Well, you have to have a graduation into the grade school. This usually involves a dress cap and gown and a certificate is received. Excuse me … but, big whoop. We didn’t do anything like that in the olden days when I advanced from kindergarten to grade school and I like to think I turned out okay.
And, of course, the process continues when you go from grade or elementary school into high school. Used to be that the only graduation certificate you got was upon yo compleation This I gotta see
Oh, and we mustn’t damage his or her self-esteem. Who knows what damage you can unknowingly wrought in later years when she’s in therapy blaming the parents for every failure bad or short-coming he or she might manifest. Can you picture that?
Then there’s the “Getting what you deserve.” Since I now work part time, I’m home and watching more television. This subjects me to some pretty hokey commercials. The car commercials are bad enough, but when they throw in the law firms or the attorneys commercials, I just want to puke. These firms always manage to get their clients umpteen million dollars because “They deserve it.”
What’s your opinion on these entitlements? Me? I’m a believer in hard work and perseverance … which is probably the reason I’ll never be rich and famous . I can’t see having everything handed to me on a silver platter.