The Mind Of The Entitled

There are people out there, people in this world, who are extraordinarily entitled.  They want the world to revolve around them. Everything has to meet their approval.

Now, there’s nothing wrong with wanting things to go your way. It’s human nature.

Where it becomes a problem is when they expect reality to warp itself to fit their worldview. Things don’t work that way, but they try it none the less.

For example, let’s take the fat acceptance movement. They claim they’re healthy. Ask them and they’ll tell you. They’ll claim that you can’t tell if they’re healthy just by looking at them.

Meanwhile, they reject all the science that shows a link between obesity and numerous health issues.

They’re not the only example of it, though. Not by a longshot.

Another example are those who somehow think violence is always wrong, that there’s never a reason to use it. They forget that it was violence that ultimately ended slavery. It’s what ended the Holocaust.

“Violence never solves anything,” they claim.

Unfortunately for them, it’s the only thing that tends to.

For better or worse, there are always going to be people who want to hurt others. Maybe they’re trying to spark a civil war in another country. Who knows.

Either way, the entitled will operate under the bizarre belief that you can somehow purge violence from the human experience. They’ll demand those that disagree with them be disarmed and pushed aside, regardless of the eons of evidence that people are going to try to hurt others unless forcibly stopped.

Do you know what’s the kick in the ass, though?

These same people won’t hesitate to talk about using the police or military go door to door in order to confiscate weapons. I hate to break it to them, but that’s violence.

The difference is that when it serves them, it’s not violence. It’s something noble and pure.

You have to understand, though. For them, reality is never really reality. It’s some “construct” that makes objective facts subjective.

Of course, it does no such thing. Not even a little bit. What it does is give them the excuse that it does. By screaming how everything is a construct, it lets them function in spite of reality.

Their sense of entitlement lets them do it.

What happens is a lot of these people become “educated.” I put that word in quotes because it’s not a case of them learning the classics or learning a profession. Instead, they learn to reject the truth in such a way that few people are willing to debate them.

Most people don’t know how. It’s like trying to debate a schizophrenic and tell them the things they see aren’t real. They’re going to reject every argument you produce because they just know those voices are real.

They’re simply entitled to “their truth.”

This is the same “truth” that tells some that all men are rapists (no, really). It’s the same “truth” that tells someone they’re a victim of oppression while living in the freest society in the history of man.

And this is the world we have to deal with.

Do yourself a favor. Learn to take a step back and recognize that objective truths exist. The color blue doesn’t change its nature because you’ve decided it’s really orange. Water doesn’t change from H2o simply because you’ve opted to shift your thinking so it’s really hydrochloric acid. Perception doesn’t make the world warp around you.

If you’re someone who thinks everything is subjective, grow up.

The rest of us stop thinking the world revolves around us pretty early in life. It’s time you did too.

Author: Tom

Tom is a husband, father, novelist, opinion writer, and former Navy Corpsman currently living in Georgia. He's also someone who has lost almost 60 pounds in a safe, sustainable way, so he knows what he's talking about.

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