Self Entitlement and Instant Gratification

They say that when you hit the downhill slope it can become slick rather quickly.  Culture is dying.  Society is dumbing down.  The world has lost her initiative.  Journalistic integrity is deceased.  Out with Laissez-faire/capitalism and in with socialism/communistic agendas by those in power.

I suppose the chain of events is inevitable.  History rarely lies.  I have known some form of Marxism would be the next step for years.  I just didn’t expect the movement to come so quickly or to be accepted on so many fronts.

In theory democracy seems like the healthiest option.  I could just as easily argue why communism isn’t such a bad thing.  Take a moment to stop and think about how many registered voters you see each day that are clueless.  Few people care to educate themselves on issues prior to voting.  That is assuming they even make it to vote.   These are the people that are indirectly deciding all of our futures.  Scary, no?

The millennial generation doesn’t stand a chance.  They don’t understand they are the primary ones feeding the machine that is killing us all.  Who can blame them?  I know I certainly didn’t give a damn about anyone but myself until my late 20’s.  Liberal ignorance is part of growing up.  I don’t think it is necessarily a bad thing either.  As Winston Churchill said, “If you’re not a liberal when you’re 25, you have no heart.  If you’re not a conservative by the time you’re 35, you have no brain.” (Some debate Churchill ever said this, but I am quoting him for lack of better evidence)

I suppose it starts and ends with the parents.  For argument sake let’s remove them from the equation.  The root problem with our society is our outrageous sense of self entitlement.  I would like to think that education helped prevent this.  However, college seems to fuel this disease even more.  Everyone is above getting their hands dirty for $10/hour. Furthermore, this generation needs to have instant gratification from anything they invest their time and/or energy in.  This only compounds the original issue even more.

In the words of literary genius Ashton Kutcher (I kid, I kid), “Opportunity looks a lot like hard work.”  Anyone that tells you they love what they do hasn’t been doing it very long.  Most successful things take lots of unrewarded effort and uncompensated time to build.  Whether it be marriage or business there are going to be many bumps in the road that you will have to work through.  The idea that anyone should be rewarded quickly is ignorant. These philosophies are killing us more softly than Lori Lieberman ever could.

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