I am getting to the point where I hear people all the time say "I finished my homework, so I deserve this" or "I showed up to class today, so I deserve that".
Sometimes, I can't help but think, do we really deserve anything?
I have always been told growing up that we are not entitled to a single thing of this word, simply because this world is not ours. Because the world is not ours, the things is the world cannot be either.
Do we deserve that glass of wine or that promotion at work?
The best word to suffice the whole "deserve" thing would have to be "earned".
How about we begin to say: "I finished my homework, so I have earned the privilege to sleep in".
When we earn something, we have worked for it.
When we deserve something, we truly have not done anything, we just think that we are entitled.
Let's begin to use our words differently because they truly make a world of a difference.