Mod Note (Andy): this post originally went up on 10/21/13.
You think I'm f*cking with you? I am not f*cking with you. I have been noticing a very cancerous trend in this country. A trend that has even leaked onto WSO in many aspects, which is arguably filled with very ambitious and hardworking individuals, as we begin to see a lot of younger people entering the workforce or get a year or two of work experience under their belt.
That trend, of course, is that everyone is special. Everyone deserves to go to college, everyone deserves a good job, everyone simply deserves. It's total bullshit and it is a horrible trend that our parents' terrible generation has instilled in kids born in the 80s and 90s - the same generation that is now running this very country straight into the ground.
For those of you unaware, CFIC is from the movie Glengarry Glen Ross - a movie about sales guys. The truth bomb gets dropped during Alec Baldwin's eight minute speech in the movie and it has been one of the sayings I have strived to abide by since I was old enough to understand what it means. In its original context, it essentially meant you are not allowed to drink the company's coffee and waste its money if you aren't bringing in revenue. Translated further to everyday life, if you aren't adding value or cannot add value, nothing should be handed to you for free. So this brings me full circle to my original point: you don't deserve anything.