Back in My Day

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.

To lighten my rant…I thought I would do a little segment I shall call “Back In My Day.”

back in my day
Back In My Day
Back in my days this was me!
Back In My Day Meme Old Guy Funny Fat People Humor
Back in my day
Back in my day being 'sweet' was complimenting your smile. Youth today want to be referred to as 'hot ass' female dogs.
How did they do it?!  I don't remember google or wikipedia either and I'm only 13 years out of college!
Kids these days
*Remember these? You might, but kids these days never will.*

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  • Reply Robin March 28, 2013 at 6:22 pm

    Everyone has a right to rant about this, because even if we don’t have or want children, we will be affected by the way that other children are raised and the people they become.

    (Some of the things you mentioned, like the taking away of the honors achievement and the girl who got in trouble for having a bubble gun, are reasons why I don’t want to bring kids into the world.)

    I’m afraid of this idea that we should make everything the same so that no one has to feel bad. I don’t know if you read “The Giver” in school (it was on a lot of summer reading lists) but it’s a book about a future society where that has happened. People are cloned, assigned a spouse, assigned a job, assigned clothes for their job or age, etc. so there is no competition or hurt feelings.

  • Reply Joy March 28, 2013 at 7:02 pm

    Here’s an issue I have… when one kid has a birthday and they other kids (brothers and sisters) get gifts, too. I MEAN WHAT?!! Terry’s mom said, well, it’s just I don’t want the other to feel left out! Really?! Well, she will have a birthday that comes around soon enough! She doesn’t need gifts, too. It’s the other ones special day.

    Sorry… that’s my rant for the day!

  • Reply Miranda March 28, 2013 at 11:04 pm

    90’s kids are the best! There is so much truth in every single one of those memes, lol.

    I got especially excited about the one with the handheld water ring game. Loved those things!

    Also, I’m interested in swapping buttons. I’m going to go ahead and add yours to my page!


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