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Entitlement

Why Do Millennials Expect to Be Promoted?

Jared Buckley | Posted 02.08.2017 | Business
Jared Buckley

Every talk, training, or workshop I present, a leader will ask about millennials and entitlement. Whether millennials are entitled or not is the wrong...

There Are 3 Types Of People In This World: Which One Are You?

Donna Labermeier | Posted 08.02.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Donna Labermeier

Only you can determine the type of person you really are deep down and what you stand for. No one else can decide this for you. It has nothing to do w...

Feeling Entitled to a Little Gratitude This Mother's Day?

Christine Carter, PhD | Posted 05.03.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Christine Carter, PhD

My Mother's Day funk did grow out of my belief that I do and sacrifice more for our family than Mark does. And weirdly, I somehow thought that this seemingly massive imbalance could be righted through a Mother's Day display of profound appreciation.

Brides, Don't Act Entitled: Your Bridesmaids are doing YOU a Favor

Natalie Brooke | Posted 04.15.2017 | Weddings
Natalie Brooke

All I'm saying is your special day isn't your bridal party's special day. So, never forget the power of "Thank You," and always be considerate of your bridesmaids' time and money. Entitlement isn't pretty, but a gracious bride is classically gorgeous.

Hillary Clinton, Melissa Harris-Perry and the Opposite of Imposter Syndrome

Anna Kegler | Posted 03.28.2017 | Politics
Anna Kegler

While we're so busy focusing on what women should and should not do, there's a big problem going undiagnosed: entitlement syndrome. The opposite of imposter syndrome, entitlement syndrome is the problem of overconfident, mediocre white men.

Bossy Kids? 8 Ways to Flip the Order of Command for Everyone's Sake

Tamar Chansky | Posted 03.17.2017 | Parents
Tamar Chansky

We have all had that aha moment when we find ourselves searching in the closet for an elusive shin guard while our child stands there tapping their feet impatiently, like an imperious supervisor, disappointed in our performance. Aren't we the ones who are supposed to be in charge?

Should College Be Free, or Will That Make Us Worthless Slackers?

Haley Snyder | Posted 03.11.2017 | Politics
Haley Snyder

You never have to explain the word "free" to a college student. College students are expected to produce free labor of all kinds, to corporations as well as nonprofits, under the euphemistic category of "internship."

How I Accidentally Taught My Son Entitlement Instead of Gratitude

Andrea Marlene | Posted 02.12.2017 | Parents
Andrea Marlene

When my oldest son was a toddler, taking him out of the house was a nightmare. He didn't like to be dragged along on boring errands so he would whine ...

Can Beauty Be a Detriment? The Advantage of the Disadvantaged

Lev Hakak | Posted 01.21.2017 | Religion
 Lev Hakak

According to information posted on the Internet, the revenue of the U.S. cosmetic industry will come to some $62.5 billion this year, and the global beauty market will be $265 billion in the next year. A clear sign of how many people value beauty and pursue beauty.

Learning to Fail

Marion Leary | Posted 12.29.2016 | Education
Marion Leary

It is that time of year again -- the end of another college semester. Grades are in and well, the "whine season," as a fellow educator professed on his Facebook page, has begun.

Apologies and Their Complexities

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 09.25.2016 | Healthy Living
Jane Simon, M.D.

To acknowledge imperfections, some of us have to confront our idealized image, a narcissistic view of the self that dictates we must be perfect. In this case, a mistake and the need to apologize, can be experienced as like a blemish that needs to be hidden.

The Rise of Exceptionalism

Robert F. Walsh | Posted 09.15.2016 | Politics
Robert F. Walsh

"The rules apply to everybody, except when they don't." A cursory look at some headlines from last week reveals this to be the new American mantra, a burgeoning sense of individual "exceptionalism" that pulls at the very fabric of fair play.

It's My Privilege

Bill Treasurer | Posted 08.31.2016 | Impact
Bill Treasurer

Our merit has been enhanced ... with positive white biases and negative black ones. Goodness, first and foremost, starts with honesty. Getting honest about white privilege is a great place for good people to start.

White Supremacy and Devaluation of African [Heritage] Lives

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 08.05.2016 | Black Voices
Warren J. Blumenfeld

The philosophy and practice of white supremacy devalues all African and African heritage lives whether human or non-human animal. White supremacy links slavery in the "Americas" with the ongoing police killings of unarmed black people and to the killing of animals on the continent of Africa.

Why I Want My Daughter To Feel Entitled

Mama Bean | Posted 06.01.2016 | Parents
Mama Bean

Entitlement -- it's pretty much a parenting curse word, a bullet to dodge, a badge of shame to bear. Not for me. Entitlement is a parenting goal of mine; it is something to aim at and tirelessly work towards.

5 Truths about Parenting Generation Z

Stacey Steinberg | Posted 05.13.2016 | Parents
Stacey Steinberg

Many of us entered adulthood excited about the future. As we prepare our children to come of age, we need to focus less on our differences and more on our shared goals

How Safe Are You From People Who Spew Hatred?

Greg Frucci | Posted 05.06.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Greg Frucci

Photo by Greg Frucci, 2010 We've all been there... it is OK to admit the memory to yourself. You begin your day with an open mind. You are pea...

Why It's So Hard to Talk to White People About Racism

The Good Men Project | Posted 06.30.2015 | Black Voices
The Good Men Project

Socialized into a deeply internalized sense of superiority and entitlement that we are either not consciously aware of or can never admit to ourselves, white people become highly fragile in conversations about race."Getting it" when it comes to race and racism challenges our very identities as good white people.

How To Say No To Your Kids

Christine Carter | Posted 06.30.2015 | Parents
Christine Carter

It is up to us parents to help our kids shift their perspective from the constant need for instant gratification to a deeper understanding of self-control.

Helping Kids to Become Reflective Rebels

Alfie Kohn | Posted 06.24.2015 | Parents
Alfie Kohn

Compliance remains the central goal of most classroom management programs, character education initiatives and parenting resources. Sure, we stress the virtues of independent thinking and assertiveness, but mostly in the context of getting kids to resist peer pressure

Striking Photos Capture Just How Intrusive Everyday Sexism Feels

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 04.13.2015 | Women

A striking photo series shows the sexism women face in their everyday lives. "Boundaries," by artist and photographer Allaire Bartel, is a jarring ...

Have We Coddled Our Kids Too Much?

Tammy Bleck | Posted 04.06.2015 | Fifty
Tammy Bleck

We wanted to give our kids everything we didn't have. The big house, their own room, a car when they came of age, nice clothes, lavish Christmas presents and family vacations.

Trap for Leaders: How Power Impacts the Brain and Relationships

Robert Hall | Posted 03.28.2015 | Business
Robert Hall

The growing need for engaged, productive stakeholders is not filled magically. It requires a specific, intentional brand of leading - Relational Leadership.

Welcome to the Silly Season of Award 'Shocks and Snubs'

Lorraine Devon Wilke | Posted 03.18.2015 | Entertainment
Lorraine Devon Wilke

Did those who were not nominated get snubbed? NO. For God's sake, no! I can think of a whole slew of incredible work in every field of the arts that is so deserving of award recognition and didn't/won't get it for one reason or another, and that does not diminish the quality of the work.

Time for a New Declaration ... of Dependence?

Deane Waldman | Posted 03.09.2015 | Politics
Deane Waldman

The 1776 Declaration of Independence was much more than a Declaration of War. It was a powerful statement of what Americans wanted to be: a society of...