I remember those days well. In fact, I was often the one who ended up on the receiving end of a lot of the old games. But I refuse to join the limp-writs and the soccer moms in condemming these games. Those games taught me a VERY important lesson....that losing is a real possibility and that losing sucks! How else is someone supposed to figure out that life is not obligated to be fair?
Todays kids had better grow up to have a thirst for knowledge and a hunger for success...because they aren't going to learn any of these things during their childhood.
That was my luck in dodge ball too--I could not throw to save my life and I inevitably got nailed on the leg--splat--big deal--it was fun and I got my turn to "be the hero" when I won a round of four square or aced a math test. Back, not so long ago, we all realized that not everyone was good at the same thing. It was not a perfect world and kids got picked on sometimes, but we all survived and had a great time in elementary school.
posted on 06/24/2002 11:56:37 AM PDT
Those games taught me a VERY important lesson....that losing is a real possibility and that losing sucks!
The same concept can be applied to the issue of teen violence. Better to let them lose a few fights when they're too small to do serious damage.
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