dealscontrary to popular belief, no one owes you…

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LOVE the message, too bad so many people don't get it.

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@rmcgowan33: A gift to his 9 year old is a statement "No one owes you anything?" Somewhat sarcastically, somewhat not: 1) That's the worst gift ever. 2) He's a horrible dad. An XBox or American Girl doll probably would have sufficed and most importantly...3) YES HE DOES OWE HER! DON'T HAVE A DAUGHTER IF YOU THINK YOU DON'T OWE HER ANYTHING. YOU ARE HER FATHER, YOU OWE HER EVERYTHING! That is a dead beat dad statement if I've ever heard one. You don't owe anyone, except your kids, anything. They didn't ask to be born. Take care of your kids. Amazing we have to say that now.

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@mleejr: Your response really makes you sound like someone who wasn't loved enough as a child (or, maybe too much?). This shirt is great because so many people don't truly understand or believe it. Teaching a child that no body owes them anything makes them a great parent, giving a 9 year old just that for Christmas is lousy but, taking the time to teach that at an early age would make the child a better person. Life is tough, the more prepared you are the better it will be.

If I could teach any one anything it is these three rules of life:
1. There is no such thing as a free lunch
2. You will never know it all, and you can learn something from anyone or anything, listen, ask questions if needed, and listen again
3. And finally... Never trust a junkie!

I may not have the key to success, but I can pick the lock,
Brandon

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@mleejr: You misunderstand. He's not telling her "I don't love you and will never do anything for you, especially if it costs me money", he's telling her "don't expect to go through life being given what you want. Be prepared to work for it. That's responsibility and self-reliance."

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In general, if you're going to "send a message", you are responsible for making sure it's understood as intended, and if you send a message that is, well, less than tender, it's probably not going to be interpreted as "I love you."

I think plenty of people "get it", but I think lots of people, myself included, don't agree with it. I mean, I owe people lots of things, starting with basic respect and going from there, and I expect the same in return. Yes, they DO owe me that.

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@jefffurry: "I mean, I owe people lots of things, starting with basic respect and going from there, and I expect the same in return. Yes, they DO owe me that."

I think your naivety is showing but best of luck to you in getting that. I know a lot of people don't like the stark reality in the message of the shirt but it says it all.

“If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough”
-Einstein

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I'm going to make a t-shirt that says, "Contrary to popular belief, you owe your country something." It probably won't sell.

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Or maybe I could go:

"Contrary to popular belief, no man made it on his own."

"Contrary to popular belief, you will never be rich yourself."

"Contrary to popular belief, your boss can't wait to outsource you."

"Contrary to popular belief, calling your country THE GREATEST doesn't make it so."

"Contrary to popular belief, we're all in this together."

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Kinda crappy that they up the shipping per shirt rather than charging a flat rate...

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@dreamshade: Retaliations:
"Contrary to popular belief, relying on everyone else all the time will not make you rich."
"Contrary to popular belief, you have as much opportunity as anyone to be rich."
"Contrary to popular belief, you can fire your own boss if you work hard enough."
"Contrary to popular belief, nationalism in America is not dead. Yet."
"Contrary to popular belief, the sum of INDIVIDUAL effort creates a strong society."