He who pursues righteousness and loyalty Finds life, righteousness and honor.

(Proverbs 21:21 NASB)

Entitlement or Privileged?

This kid is amazing! If he had a job he could have fixed up the truck or put his money with his parents, if that was agreeable to the parents, to purchase something more to his liking.

I find the "entitlement" that these kids think they have to be disgusting.

  Entitlement or Privileged?


The parents have obviously got money, rather nice rides in the driveway and garage. Sadly, I've seen several of my kids friends with this kind of attitude, not this violent mind you.

Our daughter drove a spare vehicle of ours for 3-1/2 years. Mainly because she couldn't figure out how not to spend all her money. It wasn't a hot rod by any means, 1992 Dodge Dakota, and she had to earn the privilege to drive it for something more than going to work.

Hubby is very good at finding sound vehicles and giving them a tune-up, fixing this and that and ending up with a good car. I'd rather she have had more money saved up to purchase something newer, but she needed to learn money management. We found an older car, 1997 Oldsmobile Intrigue. Either way, our daughter learned a valuable lesson she will take with her the rest of her life.

I applaud these parents not "giving in" to the child. The child is questioning the parents authority.

Every where we turn these days events happen similar to this one. I am disgusted by the peer relationships our kids have had as options to socialize with. If we honestly look back, how far back does it go? You can see these things going on in biblical times. Maybe not over a car/truck, but they do exist.

Entitlement or Privileged? What do you think? Please leave a comment. I'm interested.

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  1. Shelley T. says:

    He would not be get­ting any truck that is for sure if he was my kid. I under­stand his feel­ings and I would hope that his par­ents would at least get a new paint job for him, but his reac­tion was un called for.

  2. Amy says:

    That’s crazy! Prob­lem is in bib­li­cal times it was spare the rod and spoil the child.

    • MusingMom6 says:

      I know what you mean. As Chris­tians we know that chil­dren can’t have nor need things to be happy. Some peo­ple have been fooled into believ­ing in buy­ing their children’s love and respect.

      Spare the rod spoil the child is not soley about spank­ing. It about mak­ing tough choices.

      Thank you for your com­ment. Bless­ings to you and yours.

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