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A nation of spoiled brats

by Greg Krehbiel on 2 November 2017

Michelle Obama thinks we raise men to be entitled.

I think she has that backwards. I think we’re far more solicitous of women. But however that gets sorted, the larger and more important truth is that we’re all ridiculously, fabulously wealthy and spoiled, and we’re angry, dissatisfied and resentful about it.

This article is about women, but I think it applies to everybody. Why are Modern Women Angry?

The more we make giant advances in science, communications, medicine and technology, the more people complain. Free from starvation, we gripe about the quality of the organic food at our local restaurant. A hundred years ago polio was wiping out thousands of children in the United States; now teens become apoplectic if they have their iPhones taken away.

2017-11-02  »  Greg Krehbiel

Talkback x 3

  1. Ken Crawford
    2 November 2017 @ 5:56 pm

    What world is Mrs. Obama living in? I’ve never in my life heard that nor experienced it. I’m with you Greg. it’s the other way around.

    I’m also with you on general dissatisfaction being a result of spoiled wealth. Frankly, an increase in religiosity would help a great deal here… teaching people to be grateful for their wealth, not spoiled.

    And I think that doubly applies to modern women who are taught from birth to want more, almost going to far as they have an obligation to their predecessor feminists to want more.

  2. smitemouth
    2 November 2017 @ 9:24 pm

    When I read the article yesterday, I got the feeling Mrs. Obama was asking questions rather than making statements. I can’t remember who her audience was…

    My experience was that I was much tougher on my son than I was on my daughter. My son was my first born so maybe I was just an idiot expecting too much.

    Mrs. Obama’s experience is that of raising girls and not boys. I can’t imagine that she and Mr. Obama would have treated a son easier, unless maybe he was the third born.

    No way in hell I would permit my son to mistreat a girl and not correct him about it.

  3. William
    3 November 2017 @ 1:24 am

    First, there doesn’t seem to be enough context to get a clear understanding of her intent.

    That said, one way to interpret her comments is that in this feminist influenced environment, women are inclined to push their daughters to be strong, responsible and perfect. Yet, women may not employ that same emphasis with their sons. She may be indicating that this lack of discipline has led to a generation of boys that have grown to men that don’t take on responsibility and feel entitled. She may be calling for women to take ownership for teaching both their daughters AND sons to be responsible. As well, it seemed her comments were focused on how “women” raise their sons and cautioning them not to be overly nurturing.

    “IF” that’s what she intended, I’d agree that BOTH parents should teach boys and girls about humility, gratitude and responsibility. Yet, not only “tell” them about it, but show them what that looks like when they are living examples. With children, many times, more is “caught” than “taught”.