Friday, March 14, 2008

A Reflection on Being Spoiled

This is kind of random, but I've noticed more than usual recently a certain friend's facial expressions every now and then in conversation. First I want to say that I don't at all have a problem with this friend, and in case you ever read my blog, Rebecca, I love you, and I'm really glad you make me consider things like this. I would also like to state that this is a fleshing out of my thoughts, and it may make very little sense at some points. Anyway, I have noticed several times since I've known Rebecca that she can't believe it when she hears about how I ask for things from my parents and expect them to give them to me. She is from a one income family with five children while I am from a two income family with two children, so there is definitely more potential for me to be spoiled. I realize that I ask for a lot from my parents, and I also realize that they give me a lot--much more than I need or deserve. I feel safe in thinking, however, that I'm still going to be okay because I realize the amount of things they do for me that they don't have to do. I know that concert and football tickets are not things I need. I also feel a littly bratty asking my parents for them, but I try not to be the brat I know Rebecca thinks I am. I think the deciding factor of how spoiled I am comes in the reaction I have when I don't get something. If my parents don't have the money or just don't want to give it to me, that's perfectly okay. I don't get upset if I don't get something I want. So, overall, I feel like I am definitely spoiled to an extent because my parents give me a lot, but I don't think it's ruined me because I can still be told no.

This was completely random, and I'm still not sure I've sorted everything out in my own mind, which was the purpose of writing this, but I have considered it. Thank you Rebecca for keeping me in check. And I know you think I'm spoiled, so stop rolling your eyes when I say, "I'll have to ask the parents for some money."

No comments: