- By Tabitha Cassidy
- Published: October 30th, 2012
Being an adult sometimes means doing certain things that we sometimes do not wish to do.
It seems to me that many people these days do not realize this simple fact of life. Most of my old acquaintances before my college years are still stuck in that high school mentality, complaining about how they have no jobs or no extra cash to spend despite constant inactivity.
Is it any wonder that the majority of people in my generation seem to be lazy and under-appreciative?
Getting out of the “I deserve everything for doing nothing” mentality seems to be hard for most of my peers. I must confess that sometimes I even struggle with that mindset.
But who can really blame us?
This sense of entitlement was enabled by our parents. While most of our parents worked hard for everything they have, they did so in order to provide for their families and give them the things that they themselves did not have in their youth.
This is a good philosophy, but somewhere along the line, children being handed their heart’s desire and not having to work for what they want out of life turned into the belief that the world owes them something.
The fact of the matter is, no one owes you anything.
The world that we live in generally only promotes people for going above and beyond the call of duty. Even then, you might not get anywhere.
But the point of it all is, you will get nowhere if you do not do anything. Even if you are passed by for a promotion or get a bad grade despite studying for hours on end, at least you put forth the effort to succeed. Those who sat back and watched the world do all of the work stayed just there, idly sitting on the edge of victory wondering why their time in the limelight has yet to appear.
So buck up, put your nose to the grindstone and get to work on the things you want out of life. No one is going to serve them to you on a silver platter.