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Avoid feelings of Entitlement

Friends may leave you when you need them. People may withdraw or deny you support or help you need to take your life to the next level. You will do good to people who will not appreciate your help. You can become embittered and hurt. This reaction will not help you in anyway. It will rather create problems for you. It can cause you to shut off your bowels of kindness and generosity. Every act of kindness and generosity you show to anyone is a seed you sow. Shutting off your bowels of kindness and generosity will deny you the opportunity to plant more seeds for a greater harvest. See it as a privilege to support and help anyone if you have the opportunity. Your harvest will come. It may not come through the person you helped. Don’t expect it to come through the person you helped. This attitude will protect your heart from hurt and disappointment.


You will be hurt if you feel entitled to something and you are denied it. Entitlement assumes obligation. Whatever you feel you are entitled to, you are simply saying you are owed it. This can’t be true with many things. Your friends don’t owe you, their friendship. You are not entitled to their friendship. They can withdraw their friendship with you at any time. It’s their prerogative. Whatever help and support you want from anyone is not something they owe you unless you have paid for it. Your uncle doesn’t owe financial support for your education. It’s fine if he decides to support you. But don’t feel hurt if he doesn’t. Do you want the support of your friends for your project? Have they deserted you instead of supporting you? Don’t feel hurt. They don’t owe you, their support. You are not entitled to any help from them for your project. It’s your dreams but not theirs. Look for help elsewhere. You will get the help you need from somewhere else. Be happy and look for the help you need from other persons.


Feeling of entitlement will cause you hurt and disappointment. Don’t feel entitled to it and you won’t be hurt and feel disappointed. Learn to be super grateful for every act of kindness done for you. Regardless of who the source is and the size of it, genuinely appreciate it. You are not entitled to it. Your genuine appreciation is an admission of this reality. Again, you sow a seed if you genuinely appreciate the help offered you. Your harvest will come in the form of other persons also genuinely appreciating any help or support you offer to them. You can prevent more help and support coming your way depending on your attitude towards the ones offered you. You can block your sources of help by your attitude. Feeling of entitlement will make you react wrongly to support offered you. People won’t naturally feel disposed to help you if they observe you don’t genuinely appreciate their help to you. Your brother is not entitled to help or support you. If he does offer you any support or help, you must genuinely appreciate it and let him know it. Don’t feel entitled to it. It’s will hurt you in many ways.


Don’t stop doing acts of benevolence because of someone you helped who didn’t appreciate it the way you expected. Continue to joyfully sow the seeds of kindness whenever you get the opportunity. Don’t feel entitled to any kind of returned favors. It ceases to be an act of kindness and generosity if you expect a returned favor for it. You will be hurt and disappointed if you expect a return favor, but you don’t get it. It fine and nice if the recipient of your favor decides to return you kindness with a favor. Don’t however expect it from him or her. The harvest for your seed will come but not necessarily thorough the beneficiary of your act of kindness. You may not even reap the harvest for the seeds of kindness you sow. Your children may be the harvesters of the seeds of kindness you plant today. Don’t be surprised when you get strangers who go out of their ways to be kind to you. It’s your harvest for your act of kindness you did to someone which you have forgotten. Continue to sow seeds of kindness and you will never be short of help or support. Don’t feel entitled to any kind of support or help and you won’t be hurt and disappointed.


Take-Aways

  • Every act of kindness and generosity you show to anyone is a seed you sow.

  • You will be hurt if you feel entitled to something and you are denied it.

  • Your friends don’t owe you, their friendship.

  • You can block your sources of help by your attitude. Feeling of entitlement will make you react wrongly to support offered you.

  • Don’t stop doing acts of benevolence because of someone you helped who didn’t appreciate it the way you expected.

  • Don’t feel entitled to any kind of support or help and you won’t be hurt and disappointed.





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