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Why do people think that life will just hand them things?

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In America ... there's a growing sense of "entitlement" ... due to decades of government promises and programs ... even the courts have just about said that people have a "right" to government handouts (when governments have tried to cut some "social" programs due to budget reasons).

Now ... what that REALLY means ... is that (example) *I* have a "right" to *your* earnings. So why not just repeal the laws against theft?

Answer: Because it's "okay" for the government to take money from me at gunpoint, and give it to you ... after taking their cut, of course. And it would be "bad" for you to cut out the middle man (government) and take it yourself.

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Sad but true.
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Well said, Walt. Well said.
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Because..

*They're stupid
*They don't have a life
*They don't have a job

Some people will never understand the real world. So disappointing.

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It's usually because their parents raised them that way. They often coddle children, and when they grow up it teaches them that life will just hand them things, when in all reality you have to work for what you want.

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Exactly
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Thanks(:
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Bad parenting. I tell my kids no pretty often, for no reason other than just to teach them that they're not always gonna get what they want.

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Nice picture, Tony! Cute!
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Thanks Mag :-)
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Absolutely agree on the bad parenting!

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Oopsie, meant as a comment to Tony:)!
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Haha thanks Bill!
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Because they've never known true hardship and suffering. They've never lived through war, famine, epidemics, depression.

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Which is actually a good thing. :-)
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If they only knew it and appreciated it.
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Agreed, that's why I show my kids videos on YouTube of starving kids in Africa.
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Because some people are raised as kids always getting their way, and that's what the whole word "spoiled" is for.

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It's the new American dream

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It's because people are spoiled from birth until death, at least in the U.S. We are very self-righteous and feel that we deserve everything.
It's based off of this and things like this why people think life will just work out as they pipe-dream it to. My own sister thinks that once she gets out of high school she'll be able to get a perfect job, meet the perfect guy, and not have to work for a bit of anything. And after she gets married she just plans to sit on her butt all day and let her man make all the money while she spends it. She never even pays attention to class, and literally got a 53 (far below failing) in ROTC. People like this only waste resources, yet the country is full of them, which is pretty sad.

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So true
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too many spoiled rotten people in usa they all want new cars new houses more is better

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