The Sense of Self-Entitlement
Ah the trait of Self-Entitlement, such an undesirable human foible, yet such a prevalent misdemeanor in our variegated society. Yes, quite a bit of humans, especially towards the adolescent year range, possess the quality of believing that it is a set rule, even an obligation, for others to perceive them the way that they believe they are, and based off that feeling allow them to gain any sanction or commodity that they desire. This is contrary to what humans truly transverse, an anthropological cognition of hardwired predispositions. Simply put it, they want there superficial aspects to exhort there actual deeper constitutions, an example being aesthetic superiority. This deleterious stance upon which people truly believe that ones looks outweigh there intellectual and conscientious facets is a debilitating feature, and one that I believe can be an archetypal to the phrase "this is why aliens won't visit us". The attribute of self-entitlement congregates the feeling of the colloquial word "cockiness" and is also an attribute that is prominent among the spoiled.
Quick atonement through benign and minute actionAlright, for the word "atonement" i'm going to apply a bit of a newer and less antiquated context (yes oh "god" I am altering syntax!) in which the word is typically used in as to cohere my antecedent writing. Instead of it being used to make amends for in a religious setting, it's going to be used (for all intensive purposes) in a secular recursion. So if one human, for example, were too make a mistake (in any degree of fault) in any setting, correcting that mistake would be done through either hard manual labor or relentless and authentic actions, not measly and non-troublesome praying as to acquire the deluded "OK" from a divine being. A considerable amount of humans have the fallacy of being to quick and insincere at forgiving their prior actions, and believe that consequences are non-existent when you have an invisible and intangible entity on your side. This is simply not the case.
This is a fairly popular portrayal of atonement. Behind the two strolling soldiers is a contrasting view of grassland and a snowy mountainous edifice, representing the uncertainty that society detracts from individuals who atone on a personal account of their actions. Those soldiers are past Nazi soldiers, religious I might add. After committing atrocities that have been labeled as the most gruesome and most inhumane scenes known to mankind, they were quick to atone for their actions, represented by the calm and almost ubiquitously innocent sea.