How does one prevent being entitled/spoiled?

  1. Learn to appreciate what you have. Take a moment to reflect on everything you are blessed with and how it has shaped your life and relationships.

  2. Practice humility. Humility is an important weapon to keep entitlement and spoiled behavior at bay; acknowledge when someone has done something more than you, and learn from that.

  3. Exercise self-awareness. Consider how any given request may affect the other person, and remember that things won't always go your way.

  4. Give rather than take. Whenever possible, take the initiative to do something for someone else, whether it be small acts of kindness, volunteering, or simply lending a helping hand.

  5. Say “no.” Learning to say “no” to yourself can be difficult, but it is an essential part of self-respect. Assess a situation before jumping in to fulfill a want or desire—sometimes saying “no” is the right choice.

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