A Message to Self-Entitled Children


We have all seen a child throwing a fit. If you and your siblings were raised correctly, then luckily you have only seen it on television, but everyone knows that children (and even adults) like to throw tantrums. Well, I have a few things that I'd like to share with those spoiled and self-entitled people.

A Message to Self-Entitled Children

1. Family should always come first.

Do you think that toy or game you are fussing about is truly important? Is that little time-passing object going to teach you life lessons or how to be a good person? No. It isn't. You NEED your family. If they were to die tomorrow, would you want their last memory of you to be a bad one? Do you want them to forever hold onto the image of you screaming your head off because they wouldn't buy you something?

I cannot speak for anyone else, but I believe that family is the most important and valuable thing in the world. I believe that all adults must be treated with respect. As a baby, you are given undivided attention, and their love for your first moments in life will forever be engraved into their memories. Even if your family isn't completely there, they still love you, and you need to prove to them that you love and respect them back.

A Message to Self-Entitled Children

2. Your family won't always be there.

Personally, I am thankful for not having a perfect childhood, because it taught me a lot that few people would understand. Although my parents would buy me everything I asked for (I hardly asked for anything), the one thing I never got as a child was a wholesome family. No amount of money could buy my happiness. My parents split when I was 4, so I will never know how it feels to wake up to a lively house. I don't know how it feels to have all your meals prepared for you, to be tucked into bed at night, to be read stories, and to be taught things like how to ride a bike. I was tossed between two very different households for no particular reason, other than "It's the law." I always played by myself, and, let me just say, that kind of childhood is f*cking lonely. My ONLY wish as a child was to be with my big, happy family! Toys? I could not care less about them.

The point I'm trying to make with this one is that you should be grateful for every positive moment you share with your family. If it isn't a positive moment, then make it one! Someday, your family will not be there, and you will be alone. You'll have to work, clean, buy everything, and pay the bills. In the meantime, give your family some slack, because they currently do everything for you AND have to deal with a brat. You should enjoy your childhood and your family while the opportunity lasts.

A Message to Self-Entitled Children

3. (Children) You are not entitled to ANYTHING.

Your parents do not have to buy you presents, they do not have to throw birthday parties for you, and they certainly do not have to listen to any orders you give them. If you want a particular item, you can ask for it, but don't complain when they don't get it for you. Do you know what children used to do? They drew in mud, tossed stones into creeks, climbed trees, walked several miles to school each day, and made paper dolls. They did not expect a THING from their parents. Money was tight, so they bought flour(?) sacks and made their own clothing. The fact that you have the luxury to receive smart phones, game consoles, and every single item in your bedroom should be enough for you to be content and grateful. Everything you own should be more than enough for your satisfaction.


My brain is starting to shut down again, so I'll end this quickly... Acting like a brat is not worth it. Sure, you might get what you want, but does that really satisfy you? Do you enjoy making your parents break down and cry from all the stress that you give them? Family is PRECIOUS, so go give them a hug and tell them you love them.

There are people who would do anything for the easy life that most children have. Instead of writing a long Christmas list, and then screaming at your parents when they don't fulfill it, why don't you take some time to look around this world and truly see life? Look at the people around you and what they do not have. Look at all the things you have. You have a family, toys, clothes, food, a strong roof over your head, and the opportunity to give a little back.

The next time you start to cry because you couldn't get a brand new phone or video game, dry your tears, give your family a hug, and tell them you love them. You never know when their last day is. At the end of the day, family should be the only thing that truly matters, so celebrate your time together.

A Message to Self-Entitled Children
A Message to Self-Entitled Children
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  • ginny_weasley
    I totally agree. I think this can be for both teens and adolescents. I've seen adolescents throw temper tantrums over something they didn't get for Christmas. Not me or my siblings of course. My parents would've been pissed if any of us did.
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    • Oh of course. When I say children, I refer to teenagers as children too. (It's a habit; I automatically consider a teenager a "child.") Teenagers can be just as spoiled, if not worse. There are even adults who still act entitled.

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  • disgustingweebtrash
    My parents would knock fuck out of me for throwing a temper tantrum over not getting the latest iPhone
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  • TheLuckyPizzaDog
    You're not wrong. I imagine you wrote this for the teenagers on GaG that have been recently posting all these ridiculously entitled posts. I just find it kind of funny that your pictures make it seem like you're targeting adolescents and toddlers.
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    • I'm not targeting a particular age group. Actually, I was inspired to write this because of a "spoiled kid compilation" that was recommended to me on YouTube. The pictures was something random I found through Google. I could have just as easily included teenagers, but I didn't think about it.

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    • Omg I think I saw one of those once. I raged so hard. If there's one thing that gets me, it's angry entitled people.

      But yeah, no, I agree with most of what you said.

  • SarahsSummer
    Nicely written! I read a young girls post earlier today day who would benefit from reading your take.
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    My message to them is.. grow up and get over yourself.
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    • Well, of course I had to find ways to put it "nicely"...

  • danii_024
    get back to us when you're a parent and we'll critique your abilities. you seem so all-knowing and wise *eye-roll*
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  • Luci92
    Nicely said.
    Some kids need a slap in the face when it comes to entitled attitudes.
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  • lumberman9
    That does happen, and it's annoying