The Cure for the Tragedy of Entitlement

by SomeGirl on June 29, 2011 · 9 comments

“Entitlement…. is a lie that exists for only one purpose – to steal our happiness, our respect, our appreciation, and our joy.”

“As entitlement evolves in our culture, it threatens to extinguish genuine happiness and success, but we can do something to stop it.”

“We have loosened our morals but restricted our kindness.”

“So many times happiness comes from reminding ourselves of what we already possess simply by taking inventory.”

Four chapters into From Innocence to Entitlement: A Love and Logic Cure for the Tragedy of Entitlement by Jim Fay and Dawn Billings, I think I’m starting to get it….

A sense of entitlement isn’t really about getting too much, it’s about giving too little.

Something to think about…




{ 9 comments }

Marci@OvercomingBusy

I will have to get that book! We talk of entitlement all the time here. It is running rampant and makes us sick

Head Ant

That sounds like a very insightful book. I’m putting it on my list!

Hyacynth

Another great book! SO many books, so little time.

Ann

Great way to look at what we THINK we need. Sounds like a wonderful book.

dunlizzie

Hi! I found your blog through Laura at Beholding Glory and decided to link up. I think one of the big illusions with entitlement is this notion that things are ours in the first place. When we think of ourselves as stewards instead of owners, we tend to care more and respect the blessings placed in our hands more.

Cranberry Morning

There’s a big difference between people seeing a need and giving as much as they can…or the state determining what our ‘needs’ should be and robbing others to fulfill them. Personally, I don’t think the Godless state would have the same basis for determining need that I do. Interesting post. :-)

aplaceforthoughts

Great post and reminder, Michelle.

Misty

Very good post. I agree with the above comment, we should think of ourselves as stewards and not as owners. We are blessed with what we do have, but what we do with it is far more important.

Patti

A simple YES to this!

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