In the grand scheme of things, what are you entitled to receive from life? From your loved ones? From the people around you? From your career?
I submit that dwelling on what you are entitled to receive diminishes happiness. Time spent being grateful for life, your loved ones, the people around you, your career…increases happiness.
Gratitude is the foundation of true happiness. Entitlement is at the other end of the spectrum where things like disappointment, envy, and sadness reside.
My twist on Bobby McFerrin’s famous song: “Be Grateful, Be Happy!”