Because I exist on this earth, the world owes me food, shelter, family, friends, and a decent living.
There are a lot of people who seem to have that mentality… the mentality of entitlement. They refuse to accept responsibility for their actions. They won’t work for what they feel they should have.
I personally believe that the world owes us nothing. Everything we need is on the earth already; it’s all there for the taking. To get what we want in life, we sometimes have to do things we don’t necessarily like. We may even have to do things that are downright painful (physically and emotionally). Perhaps you feel that if life has dealt you a hard hand, that certain things should come easier for you. That’s not necessarily true.
What I’ve learned in life is that you must work for what you want. The things and the life you want will not be handed to you unless you are fortunate enough to be endowed with a lot of money. And even then, you will not be satisfied. There are rich people who are incredibly depressed. There are poor, hardworking people who are the happiest people in the world.
Life is what you make it. You get out of life what you put into it. Therefore, you must put in the effort. Your reward will come. You aren’t entitled to anything.
(And that was my Dr. Laura-esque rant of the day!)