On Public Transportation, Entitlement, and Waking Up

A train full of dissatisfied people, blaming the government and its corrupt officials for their inconvenience. "We are entitled to a great transportation system! We deserve better!" But hey, we are not entitled to anything. 

"Why do we often feel so powerless? Because we convince ourselves that we are. We wait for things to be given to us – entitlements. But in life, there are no true entitlements, and the truth is that if you want something then you need to make it happen for yourself. You need to work for it. Whether or not today is a great day doesn’t depend on the weather. It doesn’t depend on your “mood” (that’s also within your control). It doesn’t depend on anyone else. If you want to have a pleasant and productive day then choose to have one. It’s all about your perception and what you choose to believe and do."

 

Link: 12 Things You Need to Remind Yourself of When You Wake Up by Angel Chernoff