November 4, 2019

everyone gets a medal

Our new generation is so afraid to be left out of everything, that all of them gets a medal for anything they do. I see people organizing run or walk events all the time, and you know what? Everyone gets a medal. Just for participating. That sickens me. My kid participates these events all the time, and even though she didn’t actually win a top 3 or top 100, she always get a fucking medal. Hell, she got so many of them and so used to it, they were chucked in a box somewhere. It doesn’t feel special anymore.

Back during my days, medals were reserved for winners and were sacred. People hung their medals with pride. The losers got nothing but sheer determination to do better next time. I got no medals even though I was a strong runner and finished top 20 or something in my sports house (alright, I lied, I didn’t even bother to participate – but you get the idea). But kids nowadays got so many of them for just being there. That’s why they’re so fucked up, being made to fake believe to earn something that they did not work hard for. I had to make my daughter not care about these stupid medals, but look further in the horizon for something more worthwhile.

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