If someone does something for you, they are not owed anything... but they do deserve your thanks. If you help others expecting something in return, you are really just helping yourself. People do not deserve credit for doing what is in their best interest.
Those who are not thankful for what they have been given, should not be given anything. Ingratitude is a bad attitude. The entitled should be left to fend for themselves.
Things could be a lot worse, save for a select few who endure hardships for the sake of others. Their lives are an example of true courage in the face of danger. When you come back home, remember those who never will.
We have so much, yet take it for granted. These things were bought with blood, sweat and tears. If not appreciated, they can all be taken away.
Live free, or die trying. There are far too many who have chosen slavery for fear of putting forth an effort. The world is not a nice place, and is all too willing to welcome your surrender.
Be grateful for what you have, or suffer its inevitable loss. Nurture an attitude of gratitude, eschewing the selfishness that closes its eyes and stops its ears. Those who care will take a stand, and that makes all the difference.