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Do people delude themselves into believing they are entitled to things which they are not?

Asked by: Tes95
  • Yes, They Do All The Time.

    It's classic thing in class warfare politics. Wealthy people think they are entitled to pay low taxes or none at all. Yet, they use the same infrastructure as everybody else, and in many cases, they have profited from taxpayer expenditures. In the mean time, whenever somebody points this out, they are also the first people to scream "Class warfare!" It's a case of psychological projection on their part.

  • Yes, media has created an entitlement culture.

    People often delude themselves into believing they are entitled to things, especially here in America people where individuals often walk around with a chip on their shoulder feeling entitled because they are fulfilling regular everyday obligations. I think the sense of entitlement has a lot to do with how technology and media consumption has changed in the last 5, 10 years or so, in which everything is so instantaneous and impulsive we have lost a great deal of patience.

  • Many People Do This

    I feel as if there are so many people that think they are entitled or deserve something just because of who they are. This is very wrong in my eyes. You are given very little an should have to earn things in life. It's not so bad and makes you appreciate things more.

  • Yes, They Do All The Time

    It's classic thing in class warfare politics. Wealthy people think they are entitled to pay low taxes or none at all. Yet, they use the same infrastructure as everybody else, and in many cases, they have profited from taxpayer expenditures. In the mean time, whenever somebody points this out, they are also the first people to scream "Class warfare!" It's a case of psychological projection on their part.

    Posted by: rpr
  • Entitlement Doesn't Exist

    Entitlement is a fairytale. So is deserving. They are human-made concepts that people use to promote their self-interest. People who seem like they are deluded into believing they are entitled things made a strategic error, thinking that if they appealed to you in some way they could convince you to give them something.

  • Not in the way you mean it, no.

    Man is chock full of delusions. For instance, people delude themselves into believing that an objective state of things like "entitlement" exist. Or, perhaps, more often, that "objective truth" can be fabricated, voted on and decided, democratically, by human beings.

    You, like those who feel entitled to things others don't think they deserve, are free to choose your perspective. Man's greatest delusion is that there is something "wrong" with that freedom - that the universe is "broken" or manufacturing "junk".


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