From RPG’s blog, commenter mgtowhorseman states,
I do think most people, socialized today and without even rudimentary situational awareness walk around feeling privileged and unconsciously selfish.
Most people are not malicious but they are incredibly selfish.
Your true unrestrained self.
Don’t worry about what people think of you. They don’t
You are not special nor is any other snowflake
But You are free
Because you KNOW.
Modern Western People (at last many of them) do grow up feeling privileged. They have lots of wants and desires. Furthermore they believe that they should be fulfilled. Young women are the worst in terms of this. Many young men quickly become disabused of notions that they are that special. Young women on the other hand, have the sexual power of youth.
Young people have a tendency to believe that they are smarter than the previous generations. When I was a child, I saw this mode of thinking and figured that it was obviously stupid. Perhaps that right there is the ultimate intelligence test. The modern young people are not only burdened with the usual we’re so smart predisposition, but they are actually encouraged to think this way. The ones that can, collect credentials that often signify little (surely not an ability to think critically).
But then the world intrudes upon their life. It is often rather harsh. Their pre-conceived notions are thrown into disarray. A fine mess this is.
The Bible suggests that people be humble. They are after all, below God in the pecking order. Furthermore they are creatures that are prone to sinning; and as such, must continually be on guard. By the grace of God I go. All of this is humbling. My sisters were especially taught humility. Now I see the logic of such. To compensate for the seemingly immense power coming their way, they needed to realize that in the bigger scheme they were rather small.
But then again; being a special snowflake is easier. Until it isn’t.