In the last post, we considered how expectations lead to entitlement. Since girls are pampered as princesses much more than the boys, they typically have a stronger sense of it. This is not good for anybody.
Let us consider where entitlement often leads. People expect a certain level of service, and are not really too very interested in earning it. More often than not, the world does not work that way (except for maybe pretty young girls – sometimes). Frustration sets in, leading to unhappiness. Typically, people do not like to be around unhappy people (as frustrated people often are), leading to more frustration, etc. A vicious circle.
Often the frustration leads to bitchiness (or even more bitchiness), sometimes even becoming a permanent aspect of personality. I am sure that all of us have met people (often women) who demonstrate this scenario.
In my case, growing up in a modest background, I was very happy for every good thing that came my way. I really did not have any expectations, other than mere survival. Of course, one works to improve their lot, but it is not necessarily expected. Furthermore, there is work involved, and as such, any improvements that much more appreciated.
Even today, I take pleasure in many things, often simple. There is a “by the grace of God” attitude. When one adopts such a view, your view the world in a more favorable light, and the world views you the same way.