Non-exempt

Entitlement is defined as “believing oneself to be inherently deserving of privileges or special treatment.” It’s a word that gets tossed around quite a bit these days.

Exempt is defined as “being free from an obligation or liability imposed on others.”

Perhaps some people may feel deserving of special treatment due to perceived status, and that their entitlement excuses them from being exposed to things they deem beneath their worth.

Here’s the rub: No one is exempt from flux. No one is entitled enough to control the ebb and flow of life.

Here’s a prediction: If the previous statement got one’s hackles up, chances are one’s self-opinion is currently greater than one’s self-awareness.

The only reason it may be easy to find worth in everything you have is because you don’t know the value of giving a damn. The purpose of self-care is feeling well enough to take care of others – not feeling better by only taking care of yourself.

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Writer, Musician, Educator, Aspiring Stoic and Doting Father

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