I came across an article about how DC high school and college students were complaining about the quality of the FREE condoms that were being offered. Yes, you read that right. The fact that people complain about stuff that’s FREE is bad enough, but the response of DC officials blw me away. You can read the whole article HERE.
This quote right here is what’s got me going nuts because it’s the philosophical belief of way too many Americans that everybody else owes us what we WANT. Read it for yourself:
“If people get what they don’t want, they are just going to trash them,” said T. Squalls, 30, who attends the University of the District of Columbia. “So why not spend a few extra dollars and get what people want?”
This is a “me-first” mentality. There is no longer any gratitude, thankfulness or appreciation for what could be considered an act of kindness. Instead, there’s feelings of expectation and entitlement. And it’s NOT just about FREE condoms. More and more people in America expect someone else to provide things like affordable housing and healthcare, quality education and even food (whether through food stamps, soup kitchens or FREE school lunches). I’m not saying those things are bad. I am saying that there’s a major problem when people expect SOMEONE ELSE to provide it (and then when they do have the complete lack of thankfulness to go and COMPLAIN about it!)
So, is it just me, or is there something wrong with this kind of thinking?