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Wil, Wil, honestly there is no need to justify this. Technically I'd be in the target demographic the comment was directed at, but it didn't offend me at all. You know why? Because my position is the result of the effort I put in, and the effort I didn't put in when I should have. The sense of entitlement seems to permeate the majority of people right now. It's common. That it's common doesn't make it any less deplorable, just more acceptable. Certainly doesn't make it suck any less. I think what everyone needs to realise, once they step away from the false aggrandisement gleaned from having a Facebook account and a very average blog, is that they're just not that exceptional. And even if they are, what right does it give them to simply breeze through life when so many have to work at it? Actually I liked the observation you made on Twitter, and I like the elaboration here. There's absolutely nothing wrong with being given a kick up the ass now and then, no matter WHO it is that's giving it. You never know, one of those faceless gray twentysomethings might look back the think "if it weren't for things like that, I wouldn't have been pushed to try harder" and appreciate the effort. If they don't, well, that's their problem not yours. And you shouldn't worry about it.
Toggle Commented Feb 3, 2011 on a point of clarification at WWdN: In Exile
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