In a recent article I wrote called “When You Lose Everything,” a very wise woman wrote the following comment.
It is so much easier to cry victim than to stand up and fight. Thank God our forefathers did not have the same mindset. We would not be celebrating the 4th of July. As always, your posts are insightful and full of good advice.
Thank you for the comment, and I couldn’t agree more with you.
Modern men need to stop whining so much. We throw a tantrum about how we can’t get dates. Get angry when something doesn’t go our way on the job. Cry about how we don’t have any friends. Complain about how our families don’t give us enough attention. Every second of the day, we go around with a major attitude because somehow life hasn’t gone the way we wanted it to.
Instead of making things happen – even though we have more opportunities than ever to change the world for the better – we instead like to think of ourselves as victims. How would you like to live the life of our forefathers? They didn’t sit around all day at the job clacking at a keyboard. Instead, they were using their hands, performing manual labor. They built most of the houses that we live in and put up the skyscrapers that cast shadows upon our cities.
Modern men have this mindset called entitlement. We expect the high-paying jobs right out of college. The trophy wife hanging from our arm. And, of course, a successful business, if we ever get off our lazy butts to make it work.
Our forefathers had to make opportunities instead of having them, unlike modern men. Our forefathers worked twice as hard and cried half as much. Maybe modern men are just spoiled. What do you think?