You’ve probably heard this one:
“Your lack of planning does not constitute an emergency on my part.”
It’s a great saying. I like it. I try to keep it in perspective when dealing with my personal and work life.
But there are a lot of people who seem to feel the opposite. Everything is an emergency, and it has to be taken care of right now! Like seriously, right now!
We see it all the time in the “Me” culture.
What’s more worrisome is that parents are allowing it or, worse, encouraging it. Children who have every need and want catered to when they are young, instead of having to earn it, work for it, struggle for it, are causing us to see it in society at large. What’s even worse is when two people in a house can’t agree how to handle “emergencies” when it comes to adult children and bad choices. As such, there are a lot of “emergencies” in my life that frustrate the hell outta me.
Anyway, seen a “Karen” lately?
Probably. Definitely can be attributed to the “Me” culture, but could it also be that we have conditioned ourselves to “everything’s an emergency”? As such, people expect to have their every need and want fixed right now.
Let me say, not even.
Karen, children, others…all need to hear that saying above WAY more often.