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It kinda gets to me sometimes when I work 60 or 70 hours a week in order to float my business through this economy and get paychecks to the guys who have sacrificed for me putting in long hours or working hard even when they're exhausted, and I'm classified as a spoiled brat strictly because I'm a small business owner at age 26. People who are running businesses in the current economy know what I'm talking about, even if I had grown up as a wealthy Rockefeller and had a silver spoon, it would have been pawned or sold at auction a year ago to make payroll.
This whole pop culture phenomenon know as a bad case of entitlement. This isn't specific to a hobby or social class or economic status, it seems to be very far reaching. I'm speaking way more of real world situations but to make an easy analogy, it's like the person who decides to s off their device. They decide 5 minutes is entirely too long to wait because they are better than that. So they try to make a shortcut using two wires and some jumper cables. They brick the phone, take it to verizon and warranty it, write a letter to Verizon, every forum, the mayor, and the United Nations that their phone broke because it was obviously cheap crap with a flaw, and then they complain that Verizon only gave them one free extended battery instead of two.
This whole issue of entitlement is part of the reason that we live in a very selfish, unappreciative society in my opinion.
Of course, this chronic entitlement problem is a rare social disease. IMO the majority of people today are humble, appreciative, and hard working. It's only a small percentage of the very self centered that suffer the symptoms, but because of those people, all of the positive is often overlooked and the bad seeds really stand out (no relation to bad seed customs, they did not endorse nor cause this opinion I have.)
It really gets to me when a partner or spouse is upfront about what addictions or faults they may have such as being a gadget geek or a flashaholic, prior to establishing a relationship, and then said partner gets very angry and jealous that the other person buys or gets a new mobile device every six months or enjoys tweaking a working phone just because they can. I'm not speaking of causing financial problems etc, just of those people whose spouse constantly puts them down or picks fights because they are a nerd who enjoys technology. If you give a full disclaimer ahead of time, and they wish to become involved in a relationship, they have NO right to complain because person A spends two hours of their free time reading geek threads.
If you don't work and lay on the couch burping and farting, your spouse is the bread winner and can't get you to take the trash out once a month, and you use their hard earned money to buy a new device every other month, they have every right to unbox a new phone and shut it up your ass, maybe even twice. If they still stick around after that though it's their own damn fault.