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2013

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Social Psychology and Interaction

Discrimination

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You Can't Always Get What You Want, Laura J. Koenig May 2013

You Can't Always Get What You Want, Laura J. Koenig

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My parents used to tell me that I wasn’t entitled to anything—that I should be happy with what I have and not assume that I deserved something unless I had worked for it. Either way, entitlement is something that I’ve been thinking about a lot lately. So what do I think I’m entitled to? I’m not really sure. Maybe I’m entitled to making my own choices about what I’m going to do after graduation or having friends that treat me well. Maybe not. [excerpt]