Entitlement

“What separates privilege from entitlement is gratitude.” ― Brené Brown

From entitlement grows discontent.

Triggers: We feel jaded for not getting what was already assumed.

Resistance: I had it before, but they took it away (I am a victim)

Expecting entitlement is the trap. We are not actually entitled to anything. Whatever we received previously was a privilege.

Are you entitled to a good life?

A good life is one you work hard for. If it's given to you, you'll not likely enjoy it as much, and you may even feel entitled to it (despite the fact you've done little to actually earn it.)

“When we replace a sense of service and gratitude with a sense of entitlement and expectation, we quickly see the demise of our relationships, society, and economy.” ― Steve Maraboli, Unapologetically You: Reflections on Life and the Human Experience

The only thing you are entitled to is the opportunity to provide service and express gratitude.

Entitlement is the root of much discontent in the world. In a life where we have so much more than our parents, we miss it completely when we feel we are entitled to more.

Further Reading

[You Owe Me: Examining a Generation of Entitlement] (http://www.inquiriesjournal.com/articles/362/you-owe-me-examining-a-generation-of-entitlement)