Alyssa Milano‘s GoFundMe Plea and the Entitlement Culture
Why Asking Followers to Foot the Bill is Wrong
Alyssa Milano, the actress-turned-activist, recently came under fire for setting up a GoFundMe page to raise $10,000 for her 12-year-old son’s baseball team’s trip to Cooperstown, New York.
Many people criticized Milano for asking her followers to pay for a luxury that she could easily afford herself. They pointed out that she is a multimillionaire with a net worth of $10 million and that she had recently posted photos of herself on a tropical vacation and at Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearings.
Milano defended her actions by saying that she had already paid for team uniforms, birthday parties, and sponsored kids who couldn’t afford dues. She also said that the donations would be used for “novelty items to make our tournaments memorable experiences beyond the field.”
However, many people felt that Milano‘s request was entitled and that she was setting a bad example for her son and for other young people.
The Entitlement Culture and the Expectation of Handouts
Milano‘s Gofundme plea is just one example of a growing entitlement culture in America, where people increasingly expect others to pay for their wants and needs.
This expectation of handouts is evident in the rise of GoFundMe and other crowdfunding platforms, where people ask strangers to Donate Money for everything from medical bills to vacations.
It is also evident in the popularity of student loan forgiveness, which allows people to walk away from their debts without having to pay them back.
The entitlement culture is harmful because it leads to a sense of dependency and a lack of personal responsibility. It also makes it more difficult for people who are truly in need to get the help they deserve.
How to Stop the Entitlement Culture
The first step to stopping the entitlement culture is to teach people the value of hard work and personal responsibility. We need to teach our children that they can achieve anything they want if they are willing to work for it.
We also need to stop bailing people out when they make bad decisions. If people know that they will always be able to find someone to pay for their mistakes, they will never learn to take responsibility for their actions.
Finally, we need to stop glorifying wealth and celebrity. We need to teach our children that money and fame are not the most important things in life.
The entitlement culture is a serious problem that is harming our society. We need to take action to stop it before it gets worse.
We need to teach our children the value of hard work and personal responsibility. We need to stop bailing people out when they make bad decisions. And we need to stop glorifying wealth and celebrity.
Only then can we create a society where everyone is expected to contribute and where those who are truly in need can get the help they deserve.