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Mon Oct 1, 2018, 03:04 PM

"I can do it but you can't."

With all this talk about white male entitlement, I find it fascinating that some people feel it's okay for them to do something, but not okay for someone else to do the exact same thing. I first noticed it as a little kid, then saw it in school, college, work, and other activities, and it had nothing to do with rank or age. For instance:

"You left the light on."

"You left it on too."

Silence for a moment, then, mumbled, "That's different."

I've seen people get incredibly defensive over this, and it doesn't seem to sink in. Fascinating.

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Mon Oct 1, 2018, 03:10 PM

1. Do as I say, not as I do.

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Mon Oct 1, 2018, 03:10 PM

2. This is everywhere.

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