improve themselves educationally nor socioeconomically, just being content at their station in life?
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So true, EdSaterstad! Especially the part about the trophy for participating. Corporations now have to give away $millions of JUNK (mugs, keychains, lunch, calculators, etc.)--because people actually LIKE this instead of pay raises. Duh!
So right you are, BuffaloGal1960!
That is indeed true. That is one of the main components of the fixed mindset.
I don't believe in "evil", but otherwise I totally agree with your perspective: there ARE selfish and cruel people out there, and I've been the victim of several and expect most have. Good for you for not taking that path, Ceegen!
If you don't believe in "evil", then do you believe in "good"?
Not exactly, not in a religious sense. I believe in right and wrong. Right and wrong are determined by the laws, rules, and mores of our society. Someone can be wrong without being "evil" in other words--they simply did something against the "rules".
Agreed 100%. (I feel sorry for President Obama because he CAN'T win--what presidents did, if any?--with such a polarized congress.) Maybe we're too perfectionist as a society--too stubborn, zero tolerance for failure like with the space program...
Great answer! 'Island dwellers' (excellent metaphor) are losers, since they don't live up to their potential and therefore don't contribute their most to society. Too many island dwellers nowdays in the US, not willing to stick up for right/truth.
Totally agree. There are many people who believe that there is only a certain level of success that they should achieve, no more, no less.
I know what you mean. Nobody ever gets promoted any more, that I'm aware of. You have to change jobs to get ahead, which is a loss for both companies. I hear this again and again, writing resumes for people... Very sad.