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To: Ptarmigan
I have a friend who peaked in high school, star athlete, won several achievement awards, got several scholarships to go to prestigious schools... Unfortunately, those were his glory days and he has spent the rest of his life remembering them, but never living up to them nor matching them.

It seems to me that these parents are giving these kids childhood experiences that can never be equaled nor matched again in their lives. So, do those kids turn into snobs or brats who are never satisfied by "normal" experiences? Expectations, hopes and dreams are better than childhood memories of excess.

36 posted on 01/17/2007 5:20:25 PM PST by GBA (God Bless America!)
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To: GBA
I have a friend who peaked in high school, star athlete, won several achievement awards, got several scholarships to go to prestigious schools... Unfortunately, those were his glory days and he has spent the rest of his life remembering them, but never living up to them nor matching them.

Did he marry a redhead and sell shoes?

43 posted on 01/17/2007 5:34:14 PM PST by Moonman62 (The issue of whether cheap labor makes America great should have been settled by the Civil War.)
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To: GBA

Some people are like that. What does he do now?


71 posted on 01/18/2007 10:34:17 PM PST by Ptarmigan (Ptarmigans will rise again!)
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