I think one of the most unattractive things in this world is the disease called, "Entitlement."
I was actually brought to the attention of that issue today, when I saw a post on Facebook that some hula-hoop carnie named Revolva ranted about.
The funny thing about this, is she ranted this to OPRAH!
Here's the link to her rant...
Like, are you kidding me?! Probably one of the most powerful, influential people in the world, and this Revolva person is ranting to her about not being paid to perform whilst attaching herself to Oprah Winfrey's massive platform.
In her rant to Oprah, Revolva seemed a little miffed that she was asked to work for free at Oprah's event. Instead of being grateful for the fact that she is included in a show involving Oprah, and all of the contacts and people Revolva will meet, Revolva is pissed that she must work for free, while complaining that Oprah is charging upwards of $999 for a ticket to the event.
The entitlement in Revolva's rant is hilarious, and yet she is completely oblivious to it.
There is a reason why Oprah is worth billions and Revolva is worth "Negative 20K"
Perhaps if Revolva saw the worth in herself, and her act, she wouldn't feel the need to rant to one of the most powerful people in the world in defence of herself.
The reason Oprah doesn't have to pay for acts in her show is because there are amazing, talented people in the world who realize that attaching themselves to Oprah will open up a world of opportunity for them and their talents. That said, Oprah could probably CHARGE people to be on her stage and platform, and there would STILL be a line up because the value of being a part of Oprah could be LIFE CHANGING.
So, my thoughts to you Revolva, and people like you, is to continue being entitled in what you're doing. You're obviously where you are because of what you do, which is being a people repellent. When you realize that mastery and talent coincide with genuine service, you will no longer need to rant to the world's most powerful people as to why you are not being appreciated, valued and acknowledged.
Until then, enjoy your 15 minutes of fame on the internet attaching yourself to Oprah in the least possibly contributing way...