Do You Feel Entitled As A Senior?

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  1. Lon Tanner

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    Who was the beneficiary of your life insurance and did the Insurance Company give you the option to continue benefits. ?
     
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    For being an old goat I got a reduction on my car insurance $1530.00 for a year as opposed to S1777.00
     
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    I could not agree more. I had money taken out of my check whether I could afford it or not.
     
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    Entitled. If a law was passed or a contract signed that for work you received money or services, is that entitled? Yes as you are entitled to the agreed upon pay for your work. Getting it when you are a certain age as agreed upon? Yes, we are entitled/owed.
     
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    Funny, I don't think of social security as being an entitlement, more like delayed compensation / forced savings.

    It's nice that some businesses give discounts to seniors. It's good PR for them, and maybe encourages some seniors to try a new business that they wouldn't have otherwise because of getting a small price break. I don't feel entitled to get a discount just because I managed not to die before now.
     
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    I don't feel entitled but I know many that think just because they're old they have the right to do and say whatever they want. I disagree with that.
     
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    I really think rather than feeling entitled we should feel grateful that we have all the blessings we have had and be grateful we were given the years we have considering many died young
     
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    don't feel entitled...but I do receive...what the government calls an entitlement....social security check..so...should I feel entitled?
     
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    The word "entitled" is used as if it's a bad thing, but I don't consider entitlements such as Social Security as being any more of an entitlement than a wage or a salary that I have worked for. Whether I believe that Social Security was a good thing or an early step toward socialism is irrelevant because it's in place, I paid into it, and I didn't have a choice. If I qualify for Social Security, then I am indeed entitled to it.
     
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    I don’t so much feel entitled as I feel fortunate. It’s not everyone that gets the chance to get to the point in their lives where they are considered to be “senior, either by themselves or by others. I do though enjoy the perks that come with reaching the age that I am. A free coffee or a half price bus fare is a nice thing on occasion.
     
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