Thursday, April 19, 2007


I am so sick of this feeling of entitlement that people in this country have noticibly adopted over the last few years. I think it is what makes everyone so lawsuit happy. They feel entitled to have lots of money and since they are too lazy to actually work for what they want they go the easy route and take someone else's money, regardless if it is justified. It is like kids cheating on tests in school - they want the grade but are too lazy to do the work for it. What's wrong with cheating? They "deserve" a good grade.
The reason this is bothering me today is because a friend of mine emailed me a personality test. The first few screens of the test included several admonitions not to cheat. First of all, it is a freaking personality test; There are no wrong answers! Why would you cheat?! Second of all, what does it matted if your answers don't match what you think they should be, there is no one waiting to grade it. Lastly, it is rather insulting for someone to automatically assume that we are going to cheat! It is a sad commentary on our society that we are now prefacing our phoney, just for fun email tests with requests for being honest. If we as a society had any integrity left, we would be outraged!

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