Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Reality & Entitlement

     It strikes me that reality tests & stretches ad infinitum one's patience, perseverance, humility - basically forcing one into egolessness. This means accepting responsibility for everything - rather than projecting blame externally. The concepts of anicca, anatta, & dukkha describe it best. See:

     Many of today's emerging adults were unfortunately raised as their parents' "center of the universe", catered to 24/7, self-absorbed, egocentric. This makes no sense at all in the reality I live in.
     After the enabling parents are gone, squeaky wheels will be in for a very rough ride, surrounded by other entitled squeaky wheels. A huge wake-up call is starting! Good luck!

Mauro Mozzarelli, National Geographic

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