To hell in a handbasket

To hell in a handbasket

Yep, that's were we're headed if this madness doesn't stop. I am sick of reading about schools that no longer acknowledge valedictorians in their graduating classes. What is the fear of healthy competition? Even some Little Leagues have gone the way of "no scoring" so the kids won't be "upset" if they didn't win. You've got to be kidding me!

I was the proud valedictorian of my high school class and, believe you and me, it taught me a lot. I drove myself to study, oftentimes in less than stellar conditions. I remember studying in a closet with a flashlight while my stepfather went on drunken rages. But still, I persevered. And you know what? It made me a helluva lot stronger. It made me realize if I worked hard, good things would come my way. It taught me to concentrate and keep my eye on the prize.

Without competition, and the continuing (idiotic) notion that everyone should be equal in each and every way, the world will not grow. Period. Competition is not a dirty word. For many, being recognized for their achievements is a healthy thing.  It's the carrot on the stick that keeps you moving forward.

While I'm on a rant, let me share some other disturbing news. No physical education in schools? No problem, we'll all just turn into doughy, limbless blobs with health problems beginning at an early age. Spare me.

And I just love drivers education either? No problem, parallel parking is already a thing of the past with many hysterical YouTube videos featuring clueless "drivers" making reckless decisions on the road and putting the rest of us at risk. We'll just have to pray the driverless cars arrive soon.

And lastly, the Pledge of Allegiance, gone with the wind. Our founding fathers are spinning in their graves.

Don't get me started......

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