'You're Not Owed Anything in This World': Shapiro Takes on the 'Entitlement Generation'
Daily Wire editor-in-chief Ben Shapiro joined Laura Ingraham on "The Ingraham Angle" Monday night to sound off on "the entitlement generation."
In her "Angle" monologue, Ingraham lamented that "Generation E" seems to be marked by a warped sense of self-importance.
"What's the end result here? Well, many of these young people -- and it's not just the wealthy kids -- grow up to be demanding, entitled adults," Ingraham said.
Shapiro, a popular lecturer on college campuses and author of the new book "The Right Side of History," said one way to combat a culture of grievance and entitlement is to focus on achievement, freedom and personal responsibility.
"Freedom comes along with the duty to achieve, and you're not owed anything in this world," Shapiro said. "Why should you perceive yourself to be owed a college slot? Why should your parents give you everything?"
He said it's troubling that many young people believe they are owed something from the world, and if they don't get it, it's because the system "failed" them.
"They've been told that they're right and that they're special and that they're wonderful individuals, because they go to places like NYU and because their parents told them they were special," Shapiro said. "And so objective fact never actually has to be brought into the conversation."
Despite that, Shapiro urged his fellow conservatives not to give up, because there are many young people "hungering" for diverse viewpoints and an actual exchange of ideas.
Watch the "Ingraham Angle" discussion above.