Do you have an Entitlement Mentality?

          An entitlement mentality is a state of mind in which an individual comes to believe that privileges are instead rights, and that they are to be expected as a matter of course.

My belief is that the world has experienced an amazing time of growth and economic development over the last fifty plus years. Most people alive in Australia today have not experienced a Depression in the economy. This is a fantastic achievement for the nation and overall a good thing. However there is a down side. This is that people’s expectations have changed.

For the people that experienced the Depression they are grateful for the economic growth. They understand that when things get hard we need to get in and work hard. The depression also developed people that understand that they needed to do what it takes and no one is there to look after you. Though there is some people that still believe that they are responsible for their development and success, there are the others….

These others have what I call entitlement mentality. They believe that they should be looked after. They believe that others are to be blamed when things go wrong and they believe that it is their right to have the government and others to look after them. If this is your belief, I would like you challenge you to empower yourself and know that you have the ability to change your life for the better. You have the power within to be successful and develop.

How you say….. Here is some hints:

  1. Be grateful for what you have.
  2. Be willing to do work that you may consider below you.
  3. Look and take advantage of opportunities to grow and develop yourself.

About Attila Ovari

Attila Ovari is an Entrepreneur that loves life and is passionate about adventure. Attila Ovari writes, speaks and coaches to inspire others to better themselves through following their passions and chasing their dreams. He has developed his passions of inspiration, leadership and strategy into strengths through his businesses and community pursuits.

Posted on Monday, 29 Sep 2014, in Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 8 Comments.

  1. I total agree, though I do not know where the problem emanated from. Body abled people should try to do something for themselves. you can imagine what will happen if everybody was to embrace the entitlement mentality and sit and expect somebody else to do things for them

  2. Thank you. It’s like you wrote this article for me. My friend has a business that she runs and I like to help while I job hunt. Volunteering is a great way to stay active

  3. It’s all very well for people who are able. And ability means different things in different places to different people.
    The hallmark of a civilised society is how it takes care of its weak and vulnerable or those who are temporarily unable to meet all of their own or their families needs.
    Harking back to the depression is misleading. 25% infant mortality for example – I.e. 1 in 4 children dying before they were 5. I’m not sure everyone was pitching in to fix that as you imply?
    Basic healthcare and education and a level playing field of economic and social opportunity is what separates progressive societies from underdeveloped ones.

    • I agree that a society should look after all in the community. I find it interesting how many people take this to mean that they are entitled to things, rather than from a position of being grateful…..

  4. Totally agree!! Well said 🙂

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