A Tough Lesson

I wonder how the current generation of kids will handle the harsh reality of this world as adults.  Somewhere along the way we abandoned the idea of winners and losers for the kindler, gentler message that participation is, in and of itself, worthy of praise.  We hand out trophies just for showing up.

It will be one hell of a shock to the system when they find out that in the game of life (as in the game of sales), there are winners, there are losers, but there is no prize for simply playing the game.

In life, there is a first place, and a last place.  Those in first place get to eat, and those in last place find themselves looking for another job.

It’s a tough lesson, but better they learn it now, than later, when the stakes are higher than mere bruised egos.

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3 Responses to “A Tough Lesson”

  1. Ashley Says:

    This is spot on!

  2. Wil Brawley Says:

    The other option is for the government to give the ones in last place a trophy, aka entitlements, subsidies, etc.

  3. Paul DeMore Says:

    That is perfect!

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