I have been asking this question of society for quite some time....
What is so BAAaaaAD about failure?
What is so bad about having one winner, and the rest losers?
Why are we teaching our youth that everyone is a winner?
Failure is a necessary part of success. In fact, we fail more than we succeed. It is this exact reason we strive to do better, FAILURE.
Why are we robbing our children the sweetness of success by trying to spare them a necessary step to experience it?
This stripping of our morality in this society is outrageous to me, but everyone else seems to be on board with this insanity. There were no others asking questions... they were all going along with the "Everyone gets a medal!!"
What is the purpose of playing along if everyone is a winner?
Where is the drive to succeed born?
I doubt that it is found in this crazy, twisted ideology.
You may wonder what this picture has to do with this thought? This is a picture of my son. This experience last night made me think of him. This boy tried all summer to catch a butterfly, but could not, despite his desperate attempts. He gave me quite a scare in his pursuit. One day he took a glass cup from the kitchen and attempted to trap a butterfly beneath it on the sidewalk. Blood dripping from his hand, he came screaming into the house. Thank goodness it was not too serious. In this attempt he failed again to catch the illusive butterfly, but the drive to do so still remained. After weeks of attempts, a hand almost healed, and a plastic cup, HE DID IT! He came in screaming with excitement...
"Mom I did it!!! LOOK! Here it is... a butterfly!"
Failure is the reason we get to experience,
the beauty of the Butterfly of Success!
Just a thought... now back to stitching!
(Hopefully it will be a success?!!?)