I was reading the news a while back, and I remember reading about Chief MKO Abiola’s relatives complaining about the government not helping them. And I kept thinking to myself, these people are joking right? Apparently these relatives – not even his children- like his neices, nephews etc felt because he was the bread winner of the family before he died and met their needs, the government owed it to them to give them jobs etc.
Of course the thinker in me woke up and I was like – you got to be kidding me. This man has been dead for how long and these people still haven’t figured out that they need to take care of themselves? Do people get so complacent that once someone helps them they assume they are entitled to it for life? Do successful people have two heads? Or are they God’s special children? These ones in my opinion have refused to do anything for themselves.
I worry a lot about people who have a sense of entitlement, but are not willing to do what others have done to succeed. I know of someone who called to borrow money from me when I was in Baghdad working at the height of the war, matter of fact a rocket exploded shortly after i hung up the call. I had proposed to the person to help them get a job with the company i worked for and she told me she couldn’t do that kind of work. The next time we spoke – i gave her a piece of my mind – you think you are too good for what someone else is doing, but you believe they owe you something? I am trying to understand that mindset.
People who think because someone else may have risen above certain things they deserve to help them – do they know how much that person had to navigate to get there? Or graduates who yell about there being no jobs? I remember graduating and not getting a job for the first three months in God’s own America and I was fully legally – i turned my weekend care job into a full time job (yes I am a certified Home Health Aide – complete with CPR and a few other certifications), and when i got my first suit and tie job i still worked that Home care job for the first 2 years at least two weekends a month. Nobody can conclusively say how much “shit” i have cleaned , and someone will turn around and tell you how lucky you are but you don’t want to help them? But if you offer them the “shit cleaning” opportunity you started out with, they don’t want oh. All they see is your current glory.. nothing else.
What do you expect from people? And if you do expect anything from people – when you don’t get it- what is your reaction? Share you experience about those who believe you can help them but don’t want to help them.
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