Just because you’re accustomed to something doesn’t make you entitled to it.
When you hear of a “spoiled brat,” that’s the idea. A spoiled brat is treated well by others. When, for whatever reason, the good treatment pauses or stops, the spoiled brat expresses outrage. The outrage implies, “I’m entitled to keep getting the good treatment, without so much as a pause.”
If the good treatment were an entitlement, that would be one thing. And sometimes it is, as in cases when you pay for a high-end service and are entitled, through your payments, to keep getting it. But most of the time, that’s not the case. Most of the time, the “brat” feels a sense of false entitlement. Hence the outrage. If the false entitlement were not present, the response would be more like, “What happened? Is everything OK with you?” or, “Oh, well. It was a gift while I had it. I’ll have to live without it, or perhaps figure out a way to provide it myself.” Rarely, if ever, do you find those responses, because false entitlement is a rampant problem in relationships, families — and, as we’re witnessing, in entire societies.
Follow Dr. Hurd on Facebook. Search under “Michael Hurd” (Charleston SC). Get up-to-the-minute postings, recommended articles and links, and engage in back-and-forth discussion with Dr. Hurd on topics of interest. Also follow Dr. Hurd on Twitter at @MichaelJHurd1, drmichaelhurd on Instagram, @DrHurd on TruthSocial
Note to Facebook followers: Facebook has again taken down my page for 30 days. Please consider subscribing to the Dr. Hurd News Digest to avoid the irrationality and censorship of this fascist company. I have a Twitter account and a TruthSocial account. Move to those companies. Share this article and my other articles from this site as widely as possible on Facebook, if you have an account with them. Annoy the little creeps who work for Facebook.