I have been thinking a lot lately. My brain isn’t really being challenged at work, so I have lots of time to ponder things. Now, I don’t have children so some of you may think that I have no right to rant about this. However, I do have 7 nieces and nephews though. And, I am not quite sure how to put this delicately…but society has turned this generation of children into WIMPS!
I mean, seriously. Back in the day there was a thing called “competition.” There were winners and there were losers, and you had to learn how to be both sometimes. I was reading an article about how a school in Boston is going to take away honors night because it will hurt the children that worked hard and didn’t achieve honors status. I am sorry, but its called life you whiny losers. Just because you give something your all doesn’t mean that it’s going to turn out just as you want. You are setting these kids up for some serious disappointment later on in life!
Just because I went to college for 4 years and got good grades doesn’t mean that I am granted an automatic awesome job paying good money when I graduate. I have worked my ass off the last 9 years to get where I am now, and it’s really not much to brag about. But you know what, I did it myself. I didn’t expect to have things handed to me in life.
There was also an article I read a while back about a 5 year old that was suspended from school because she suggested her and her friends have a bubble gun “gun fight.” They said she was making terrorist threats. Are you freaking kidding me?! Really?!? She is 5…and it is a BUBBLE GUN. That is what you are supposed to do with the things. Dear Lord, please help us.
Why is everyone so scared to hurt someone’s feelings, leave a non hard worker behind, and be ridiculous about the dumbest things?!
Some sports groups aren’t keeping score anymore, and at the end of every season all participants get trophies. Umm….that isn’t the point of sports. Some teachers grade in purple instead of red because red is “too harsh” and hurts kids feelings if their paper sucked. Dry it up. That is life.
You are just teaching kids to be ordinary. To just accept that whatever you are doing right now is OK. What happened to extraordinary people? What happened to pushing yourself to be better. I really REALLY do not understand what has happened. When did this change?
I don’t know if Chris and I will have kids. I just know that if we do, I want to push them. I want them to learn all aspects of life. Sometimes bad things happen, and you have to learn how to deal with that along with the good. You have to learn how to be a “good sport.” You also have to learn how to excel. You learn that there are some things you are really good at and some things you aren’t.