Rachel & Shane Krider’s second episode of their personal development podcast is all about gratitude. Below is a snippet of the podcast where Shane discusses how the mentality of entitlement is synonymous with ingratitude.

Anybody may say “well I feel like I should have this and I should have that.” That’s an entitlement mentality. To me, entitlement mentality is synonymous with ingratitude.

I learned a great thing. I apologize, I can’t remember where I found this from. It was talking about human rights, and it said: “nothing can be a human right that requires the work and labor of another human being because it will turn the human beings who can perform that skill into a slave to the human beings who can’t.” Even though we would like to believe that certain things should be a human right, if it takes to work or labor of other people, it really isn’t a human right because now we have people that owe their work, their labor to somebody else regardless of the ability to be compensated.

Now, granted, in that same breath you have to take a look at the concept of charity and the importance of charity. I would hate to live in a world where there was no charity. I feel like I’ve been on the receiving end of charity more than once in my life and probably undeserving of it. But, it’s amazing when you receive that little bit of charity. Even if your heart is in the wrong place, it can help you shift it into the right place. So I’m not saying that we shouldn’t be charity-driven as people.

But there is this whole concept of entitlement and being owed. People are going to school to get a degree, and they can’t get a job, so they’re unemployed. They don’t think about becoming an entrepreneur. They don’t think about taking the bull by the horns. They get pissed off at society because what they thought was gonna happen, didn’t happen. But that’s learned entitlement mentality.

Shane Krider is a successful personal development life coach, producer, speaker, author, and entrepreneur. Along with his wife, Shane is the co-host of Born to Prosper’s Mind Power, which is a self-help podcast which challenges its listeners to delve deep into their minds to find success. In addition, Shane travels the world in luxury to speak to aspiring entrepreneurs at conferences and workshops to inspire them to find their own pathways to success. Shane Krider is part of The Prosperity of Life Network, a United States-based personal development business with a presence in 52+ countries.