A deeply held sense of entitlement is a nasty thing. It kills creativity and stunts excellence and opportunities because there are few things more detrimental to one's character and personhood than an entitled soul.
Think about it.
We've all met entitled people, and there's something about them that just irks us. We don't want to work with them, let alone spend time with them. Yet, many of us are secretly carrying that very same sense of entitlement around, even though we might hide it a little bit better than the obvious citizens of the republic of entitlement we often see in our daily lives.
Look, although most of the people reading this have grown up in an entitled generation, we need to lose our sense of entitlement right now if we want to grow into the people were we meant to grow into and consequently do the kind of work that really matters.
I know, it's buried way deep down inside you and I because it was engrained in us from a very early age in our Western culture that tells us we are entitled to anything and everything. But we need to find the root of that poisonous plant and get rid of it pronto. Because it's not doing us or anyone else any lasting good.
Ask yourself: what would my life look like if I let go of my sense of entitlement and lived with a free and open acceptance of my circumstances: right now, right here, today?
If more people asked that question and then responded with action, I believe there would be many creative and generous flickers and sparkles amidst the darkness of a generation of people scrambling and clawing to get what they feel they deserve.