I Am Entitled

I’m entitled to a lot of things. I’m not quite certain if it should be “I know I am entitled” or “I know I feel entitled.” That’s probably for deeper research and reflection. But either way, I know I fight against a lot in life for my own. My expectations and hopes are constantly dashed because I don’t get what I want.

I think, if we’re honest, that describes all of us. Isn’t that a description of humanity, or are there really people out there that don’t feel that way, that don’t have such an extreme self-centered, narcissistic view of themselves (Perhaps I’m being extra hard on myself, I’m not sure.)? But, for me, I feel entitlement wash over me everyday.

…And that’s why I have a love-hate relationship with budgets. They confine, constrict, and constrain us in specific or general ways, attitudes, and manners. They are frustrating — especially when actually have to live by them — thus, a budget. In the end, I am entitled because I hate budgets which illuminates my self-centered sense of entitlement and feeling I “deserve” more. Shucks.

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