The Poison of Entitlement

Adrien Jamai
5 min readJul 19, 2019
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Entitlement is a poisonous potion you drink that makes you believe you deserve something that you don’t. It is a cocktail of choice that many people get drunk on never realising the damage it is doing.

Entitlement is delusion. You must rip it out of your system like a smouldering piece of cloth and cast it down in the dirt.

Just because you do something, that doesn’t automatically mean you should get the results you want. If what you do sucks, you should get results that suck. And even if you do all the right things, it doesn’t always work out. Perhaps your timing was off? Perhaps it was just plain bad luck?

If you think the world owes you something, it doesn’t. It never has and it never will.

If you give with the expectation of something in return you are setting yourself up for failure. If you give and think that just because you did something someone owes you, you are not going to like what happens. A few people will reciprocate out of guilt. Most people simply won’t. There was no agreed upon contract that stipulates that they are supposed to give you something in return. This is not a bank loan where you owe the bank money. If you give with expectation you are a bank giving away free money expecting the money to be given back. You’re gonna be out of business really fast.

If you give with expectations you create entitlement. People owe you something in your mind. But they have no idea that they owe you something and yet you think they do. It is a figment of your imagination. Pure delusion.

Naturally, if they don’t reciprocate you are gonna be pissed. You will behave in erratic ways, deploying passive aggressive strategies and adopting pessimistic perspectives. The world is full of ungrateful bastards. Everyone is so mean. People hate me.

Entitlement is a poison you choose to ingest. It is a choice you make to believe something that is not true. It is only true in your reality but not in the reality of the person who supposedly owes you something. It is only true in your mind.

Entitlement will ruin your life. It will create resentment and bitterness in your person. People can smell entitlement a mile away. It reeks of arrogance and undesirability. People will avoid you like the plague. You will only…

Adrien Jamai

Medical Student. Interested in Medicine, Health, Ayruveda and Life. Classical Isha Hatha Yoga Practitionner,