Christmas is caring and sharing, but Black Friday is bloody noses and busted lips. Each year, shoppers battle each other for prized goods and Black Friday 2015 was no different, reported Fox 59 on Nov. 30. Why do people fight over Christmas presents in the season of goodwill toward men? Because Christmas shopping has nothing to do with an attitude of gratitude and everything to do with an attitude of entitlement. Christmas shows people at their most self-centered and miserable. Black Friday and Christmas overindulgence causes greedy selfish entitlement and ingratitude. Ultimately that leads to anger, depression and even suicide.
People often speak of entitlement as affecting only kids or government hand-out programs. Older folks cant that kids believe they should get the perks without the work. Then they overspend on themselves. And this overindulgence starts the greedy selfish entitlement issues in adults and children. Taxpayers say welfare recipients are lazy takers. But an attitude of entitlement pervades all sectors of life. No age or socioeconomic group is immune. These same critics mindlessly indulge their children to the point of making them greedy selfish little monsters.
Christmas is the great leveler for overindulgence. The commercialized “holiday” season encourages, even guilts people into greedy selfish behavior. Even Christians who proclaim to celebrate the real meaning of Christmas, selfishlessly overspend. In 2015 Black Friday sales shot up 13 percent. And you know a lot of people can’t afford what they bought. They overbuy on credit and run the national debt up when they default on payments. And that causes a mass epidemic of depression, economic and emotional!
When one believes that he deserves certain things, he often goes to dangerous lengths to get them. People battle to the death over toys at Black Friday, but that’s only the beginning. Extortionists, embezzlers, thieves, cheats, rapists, murderers, abusers, control freaks, bombers, pedophiles, all started as greedy selfish, people with attitudes of entitlement. “Big Christmas” promotes a buy-now-pay-never myth. So people take what they want and ignore the cost. Then bills they can’t pay roll in before the last of the wrapping paper is even cleaned up. There’s another layer of depression.
Children learn entitlement at Christmas when they are allowed to act like selfish greedy brats and still get their presents. They learn rules don’t apply to them. People demand instant gratification, to be first in line, to get what they want by whatever means necessary. In this laissez-faire chaos, is it anyone wonder Christmas depression is off the charts? Christmas isn’t the problem and neither is Black Friday, per se. Celebrating a commercial holiday of getting causes the disappointment, bitterness, animosity, anger, frustration and ultimately depression.