Do you think we expect and demand trophies today because we got trophies or plaques for just about everything we participated in as we grew up? Like everyone "earning" (yeah, right) a trophy or a ribbon or plaque whether each "player" wins, loses, plays or simply bought a uniform. Is that why we expect the "I'm/We're # 1" accolade and accept nothing less without a little hissy or pouting fit?
Is that also why we won't take or keep a job that is not exactly what we expect for our spoiled rotten self image? Have we really become nothing more than a nation of children and our women, who care for us?