9.27.2013

no... everybody does not win... so why does everyone get a trophy?


Losing is Good for You
http://www.nytimes.com

this is simple and clear
our "everybody wins\everybody gets a trophy" model is not working
the "just for fun" way to introduce kids to sports\activities is not working
the "soccer playdate" and the parents low level of expectations
well... it has tipped the scales in the wrong direction

correlation or causation?
we have this removal of competition and an obesity epidemic

nonathletic parents not wanting their children's feelings to be hurt they way their feelings were hurt
well... it is setting their kids up for failure
it is also removing the chance for their child to be the best that they can be
competition is about trying your hardest

children should learn to try their hardest, develop and improve, and then take winning and losing in stride

The Slowest Generation
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324807704579085084130007974

Beck
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YgSPaXgAdzE

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