Walking the Fence Line
Bonnie Bird

Entitlement Disorder

Posted Saturday, February 8, 2014, at 3:32 AM
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  • HELLO !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    -- Posted by lamont on Sat, Feb 8, 2014, at 11:56 AM
  • I hope that is a good Hello!!!!.

    -- Posted by KH Gal on Sat, Feb 8, 2014, at 10:01 PM
  • For the most part YES ,but there are parts that I vehemently disagree with.Unfettered opportunity must be in place for this utopia,it is not.I WILL NOT ATTEMPT TO INTERPRET THIS,IT'S INTENT IS NOTEWORTHY BUT IT DOES NOT FIT ALL.

    By your definition I would have this disorder.It took me 24 yrs to get mad enough to go after a disability I am ENTITLED to and to have it implied I AM ALL THESE THINGS BECAUSE I DID,MAKES ME AS MAD AS WHEN I STEPPED OF THE PLANE AND WAS GREETED WITH..... BABY KILLER.

    I guess we are entitled to the cancer that is eating our bodies.WE trusted the public and our leaders, they let us down not visa versa,and they still are.IF that is a part of an entitlement disorder it's a wonder that we can still get people to wear the uniform,for the uniform and not the money.The interpretation as posted is a novel idea but like I said it does not fit all.There is no insult intended

    -- Posted by lamont on Sun, Feb 9, 2014, at 10:12 AM
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    I agree Bonnie

    I think you mean "Entitled without EARNING"

    Heaven knows you've worked, given of yourself and without doubt are entitled to your benefits, Lamont. There are times others FEEL just as Entitled without doing anything to deserve/earn it.

    In the position I work in, I see it all the time from young to old, and back again. I'm a brick wall at times, and hitting a brick wall is frustrating for some. It doesn't budge

    Good writing, Bonnie

    -- Posted by jessiemiller on Sun, Feb 9, 2014, at 10:37 AM
  • Lamont:

    I am not sure where you are coming from. I was commenting like Jessie said as to those who feel entitled to something without earning it the way that most of us have.

    I don't think that Military Veterans figure into that at all. Nor those who have paid into Social Security.

    Nor do I think that one size fits all. Like I said this affects all sorts of people who feel as though they should have more privileges than someone else.

    I look at our government and think that they clearly are not earning their pay. Yet they benefit from our tax dollars.

    I look at special interest groups who demand respect yet choose not to respect the values and beliefs of others.

    I look at those who live for the next thrill and run rampant in this world doing unspeakable things simple because they want too.

    I see the celebrities who have unlimited resources at their disposal and they tell us that we should limit our carbon footprints and accept their living large lifestyles. They voice their outrage for shootings, yet make millions of dollars off a movie that promotes violence and the degradation of women.

    I despise that the media picks and chooses whose behavior to report on and ignores the "favorites" and gives them a free pass.

    But, I still see good and loving people in my world. I am always encouraged by the stories of great courage and honor that should grace our lives every day.

    I am thankful for our military, because they serve our country in spite of the political shenanigans that go on.

    I am thankful that God continues to give me insight about myself and how I need to improve my own life.

    Bless you Lamont, You have given us a different perspective on things. I believe that you are a very good person who has worked terribly hard. I respect your opinions.

    Have a blessed day.

    -- Posted by KH Gal on Sun, Feb 9, 2014, at 1:06 PM
  • Simply.

    -- Posted by KH Gal on Sun, Feb 9, 2014, at 1:06 PM
  • Great writing as always KH Gal. Oh how your message (not lost on all) rings true. Hope your packing is moving along. A new chapter! How exciting. Thank you again for your take.

    -- Posted by OpinionMissy on Sun, Feb 9, 2014, at 2:12 PM
  • CALMN DOWN.....I did not take it out of context I simply point out that one size does not suit all.I could have gotten specific as to what in my opinion is considered entitelements I did not for a good reason.......what my considerations might be might not be the same for someone else.KH the thoughts were well taken and I said that also. IT does bring forth food for thought.

    I also deal with as I perceive it peoples intent......your intent was to say the least GRACIOUS.......have a good day.

    -- Posted by lamont on Sun, Feb 9, 2014, at 3:18 PM
  • OH HOW YOUR MESSAGE (NO LOST ON ALL ) RESIGNATES...........BRINGS OUT THE OPPERTUNITY TO BE SNIDE ..........IT NEVER FAILS. For what it is worth KH....THANKYOU for stating what a lot of us think but can't put in compassionate word.......GOD BLESS.......HAVE GREAT DAY.

    -- Posted by lamont on Sun, Feb 9, 2014, at 4:20 PM
  • That's a lot of things in that disorder that seem to really tick you off KH Gal.

    -- Posted by Sam_1776 on Sun, Feb 9, 2014, at 6:05 PM
  • Lamont:

    I was worried that I had offended you in some way. Thank you for the encouraging words.

    -- Posted by KH Gal on Mon, Feb 10, 2014, at 7:42 AM
  • I always love to read your thoughts and opinions, Bonnie.

    That's the thing about opinions, we are all very different, and reading about another persons thoughts brings out very different feelings within each of us. Does that make one of us more right/wrong than the other? NO. It just makes us each unique.

    But we should all respect another persons ideas, knowing that it may have a different meaning to them than it does to us, if it makes us feel uncomfortable.

    -- Posted by ktlm on Mon, Feb 10, 2014, at 8:51 AM
  • KH if you had ticked me off I would have told you.......I have no reason to be snide......take care

    -- Posted by lamont on Mon, Feb 10, 2014, at 10:03 AM
  • Nice job Bonnie.

    In "my" opinion the word entitlement is most often used by people to justify something they haven't earned but believe should be given to them anyway. There are only a few things in this life that we are entitled to: The air we breath and to believe or not believe in a divine being are just a couple.


    In my opinion your disability is not an entitlement, it's compensation for a job well done.

    Thanks for your service and I hope you're doing well.

    -- Posted by TundraRat on Mon, Feb 10, 2014, at 12:04 PM
  • THANKS FOR ASKING TUNDRARAT........I AM OK,,,,, I DONT LET ANYTHING STOP ME.........I got things to do,and I intend to see ALL my grandchildren graduate from college,so I need 15-20 yrs(90's) after that I don't care.You can either ly down and die or you can standup and live, I prefer to stand.I need to maintain physically and mentally and I am doing everything I CAN TO DO THAT.IT is what it is.So the fight goes on.......smile,I love a good fight.......laugh!!!!!!!!!!!! take care...later

    -- Posted by lamont on Mon, Feb 10, 2014, at 8:11 PM
  • Entitlements have been used as a bad word but really the word isn't bad. It just means the right to have something.

    For example, you pay into social security and Medicare, and when you need it you get something back. You serve in the military and you have a right to a military flag ceremony, a pension if you served long enough, and a salary and housing while serving.

    The thing that ticks ME off is when people try to turn something legitimate into something negative. Everything should be weighed on it's own merit without summing up for groups of people. That just IMHO.

    -- Posted by Sam_1776 on Tue, Feb 11, 2014, at 12:13 PM
  • I envy you lamont. I won't have grandchildren for probably at least two more years. I'm looking forward to it.

    -- Posted by Sam_1776 on Tue, Feb 11, 2014, at 3:38 PM
  • SAM.......They are a joy,I cant really describe how much I LOVE THEM.tHEY DO THE SAME the things OUR KIDS DID BUT FOR SOME REASON WE SEE IT DIFFERENT.I hope your ready for this....... I HAVE A GREATGRANSON,I havn't held him yet but that will happen soon and I can hardly wait.+I HOPE YOUR SAVING YOUR MONEY......WHY????? BECAUSE YOU WONT BE ABLE TO SAY NO.......They bat there eyes and were HAD.......luv it.........laugh.........THE key is to enjoy them, nurture them, teach them but more than anything LOVE them and be sure they know it.The feelings derived from that are unspeakable.......The time will fly............take care.....later

    -- Posted by lamont on Tue, Feb 11, 2014, at 5:59 PM
  • It is going to be a sad day for me when my grandkids stop fighting over who gets to sit on my lap. Right now, I am planning to get a bigger chair.

    They are the blessings that I enjoy the most.

    I am glad that you are back Lamont. I have missed you.

    -- Posted by KH Gal on Wed, Feb 12, 2014, at 8:19 AM
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