You Don’t Deserve It

Some brutal truth.

You don’t “deserve” anything. Quit letting the TV lie to you – you don’t deserve a perfect smile or a brazillion dollar settlement or that new car. You don’t deserve to go into debt up to your eyeballs. You don’t deserve anything.

You have 3 fundamental rights – the rights to Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness. Notice that you don’t actually have a right to happiness. You don’t have a right to deserve it. You have a right to pursue it.

If you want that perfect smile or new car or insane settlement, can you have it? Sure. But you don’t deserve it. You deserve to be able to live your life how you please – as long as doing so does not infringe on other’s right to do the same. You deserve the right to be a free person. You deserve to be able to seek out what you think will make you happy (again, as long as you don’t infringe on other’s ability to do the same), but you don’t actually deserve what will make you happy. You have to work for that and earn it.

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