” There seems to be some confusion about this, so let me explain what it means, to everyone, for all time.
It does not mean “I am nice in some important cosmic sense, therefore I am entitled to sex with whomever I want.” It means: “I am a nicer guy than Henry.” Or to spell it out very carefully, Henry clearly has no trouble attracting partners.
No one “owes” you money just because you say you “work hard”, and by complaining about this you’re proving you’re not a hard worker at all.
But later that night I was browsing the Internet and I was reminded of what the worse response humanly possible.
It would go something like: You keep whining about how “unfair” it is that you can’t get a good job.
“But I’m such a hard worker.” No, hard workers don’t feel like they’re entitled to other people’s money just because they ask nicely.
“Why do rich white kids who got legacy admissions to Yale receive cushy sinecures, but I have to work two grueling minimum wage jobs just to keep a roof over my head?