Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Wow!! You came in 2nd? Really? That means that you were the 1st person to lose...Congratulations..Loser...

Do any of you remember who won a Silver medal in the last Olympics? What about the Bronze?
What about who lost the last NBA championship? The last Superbowl? The last World Series?

Does anyone care who comes in second? Does second place even mean anything?

Why would anyone even want to be known as the runner-up? Or instead of being a Grammy or Academy Award WINNER..you are a nominee? Really? Does that make you feel all warm and fuzzy inside? Like you accomplished something?

I ask these questions because I was told recently that during a field day at the local elementary school...every participate got a medal whether they won or not. It is supposed to show that winning is not the only thing..It was supposed to show that win or lose we are all special.

Really?

What is the purpose of playing anything if you are not striving to be the best at that thing? Why would you want to teach children it is OK to be mediocre? I understand that you have to teach kids that you can't win everything all the time.. Sometimes you have to settle for 2nd place..There is always someone bigger, stronger and faster than you.

But that does not mean that we teach our children to settle for 2nd place just because it makes them feel good. Losing is part of life..this is true. But if a person goes through life just going along to get along....

This is that bullshit son.

We should teach our kids to be the best they can be at everything they do. We should teach them to go into every situation knowing that they can win..not hoping that they win.

Where is the drive and ambition?

All this being political correct bullshit gets on  my damn nerves.

We are raising a nation of bitches. We are raising a nation of kids that think that it is OK to come in 2nd. Or 3rd. We are raising a nation of kids that expect to be given shit even if there was no work involved. We are raising a nation of kids that think that it is OK to sit at a campfire and sing kumbaya holding hands with somebody that needs the shit kicked out of them. When I was in school, a bully got his ass beat. We did not run home and jump off a damn roof just because we got our lunch money taken. We fought back. We stood up. We may have gotten beat up..but we took that ass whooping and fought the next day..And the next day.. and the next.. until we WON.

Now...

We have a bunch of 2nd place, C student, entitled ass bitches.

Yeah I said it.

3 comments:

healthysouls said...

"Sometimes when you win, you really lose, and sometimes when you lose, you really win, and sometimes when you win or lose, you actually tie, and sometimes when you tie, you actually win or lose.

Winning or losing is all one organic mechanism, from which one extracts what one needs."
White Men Can't Jump (1992)

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BigmacInPittsburgh said...

It's high-time we stop baby-sitting every situation in our children lives!So many parents are like helicopters,always flying over their kids.

Dirty Red said...

Healthysouls,

Uhhhh....I have no idea what is is you were trying to say...maybe I am just slow today..

Bigmac,
Yep...A nation of bitches..