A sense of entitlement — it seems to grow more rampant with each generation. When I think about my maternal grandfather and how he raised my mother and uncle, I witnessed respect. They obeyed him and were grateful for everything — and anything — they received.
I asked my mom once why she never gave her parents trouble. She said she just knew they were the boss and never had reason to disobey. Today, I see a generation that sometimes expects more, complains more, talks back to their parents more and has a tendency to be egocentric.
Why are children today more focused on themselves than previous generations? It may be the fact that parents are busier, we work more, spend extra money on them and have less occasion to devote quality time. Thus, we supplement children in the quantity department to make up for it. How can we counteract the negative aspects of this culture and train our children to look at the needs of others before themselves? Simply by taking the time to do so.