You did not work hard at not being born handicapped in some way.
You did not work hard at being born in the first world.
(People usually work at working and living there and will do whatever it takes to have their children born there, but these children in themselves do nothing in order for this to happen.)
You did not work hard at being born with that skill that you have a natural knack for.
You did not work hard at being able to see, taste, hear and smell.
There are countless things that we have that we rightly deserve.
The nice computer, the nice shoes, the fancy camera we can afford (or sometimes not..that’s another post) because of the job we have.
We have the job we have because we worked hard at school,got the qualifications, networked etc
We have good social standing with our peers because we work hard at it, we stay current with the latest trends, music, literature, designs, jargon….
What about the things we don’t deserve?
Why do you deserve to be born healthy and whole?
Why do you deserve to have a child that is born without complications?
Why do you deserve to never have tasted and for some even seen extreme poverty?
Why do you deserve to have come from a somewhat happy home, to have both parents alive, to have met your grandparents, to have had birthday parties as a child?
Why do you deserve to be alive right now?
Why do you deserve all the wonderful things that have happened in the past, that are happening now and are yet to happen?
There are so many things that you have right now that you do not deserve.
Countless things, if you sat there and tallied what you do not deserve, you would be dumbfounded.
We spend so much time talking about our rights and what we think and believe we deserve, usually up in arms about it.
We complain that we don’t deserve to be treated this and that way especially with regards to negative things.
(This is correct, nobody deserves (ha,that word again!) to be treated wrongly,have their rights violated etc), but…
There are also positive things that you have that you do not deserve.