Entitlement is a concept I find hard to grasp, as I expect many millennials do.
We all feel entitled to certain things, which when thought about logically, we aren't really entitled to at all.
I've heard that this "entitlement complex" is more of a Western/First World phenomenon and was wondering how it came about.
In truth, sentiments such as "I deserve to live in a mansion and have a high paying job" or "I deserve to be offered a spot at that elite uni" are just plain illogical, but why?
Are we entitled to anything? Watch
- Thread Starter
- 02-03-2016 01:13
- 02-03-2016 01:16
The respect of other human beings, we're entitled to make our own choices and live happy lives without fear of getting hurt but other than that not really imo, in terms of material things I'm certainly no more 'entitled' to my easy life than anyone else in the world and vise versa
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- TSR Support Team
- 02-03-2016 01:18
I think it's the idea that if a society is sufficiently advanced enough to improve people's lives then, as altruistic beings, it's in our interests to do so. For instance, as a society we are capable of caring for everybody's welfare needs and since most humans do care about the welfare of others and want people to live fulfilled, healthy lives, we agree that providing universal welfare is a good thing and therefore people feel entitled to it.
- 02-03-2016 01:20
negative liberty, because it doesn't cost anybody else anything