Main Entry: en·ti·tle·ment Pronunciation: \-ˈtī-təl-mənt\
1 a : the state or condition of being entitled : right b : a right to benefits specified especially by law or contract 2 : a government program providing benefits to members of a specified group; also : funds supporting or distributed by such a program 3 : belief that one is deserving of or entitled to certain privileges
I was reading through the comments last night and I stumbled upon this little gem from Miss Understood
We get to believing that our knowledge and financials status entitle us to certain things… But it's a shame how, as black women, we've come to sacrifice such values because of what we feel our accomplishments entitle us to.
Her quote got me to thinking. Years ago, I mean back in high school, I dated this guy who’s father was a preacher. My dude’s Daddy was kind of a big deal back home. My mother, the daughter of a minister, was practically overjoyed I was dating him. I think she took some sort of social stock in the idea.
Anyway, ol boy who shall remain nameless (whenever I mention someone, they pop up in my life again), invited me to come to the family church on Sunday morning. I don’t remember much other than being nervous and this one line that his father dropped from the pulpit
You don’t want what you deserve.*
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