I mean after all there is then one less chair to sit in And some poor soul is going to fall on the floor , And the stronger person always wins creating more and more weak children that will not develop into strong adult individuals ! What do you think , ? Next , water baloons !
Of course musical chairs should be eliminated. It has been a long time since I have played this game, but if I recall, there is one "loser" in every round. We all know that this is no longer acceptable in this new world where everyone is equal. The games where every player gets a trophy, we don't keep score, and there are no "losers" goes far to preparing them to survive in the real world. We are already seeing the success of this new thinking in the growing numbers of persons applying for and getting food stamps. In the food stamp line, they really are all equal.
As someone who has had to use food stamps, I find that statement offensive. I, like most people who receive food stamps, work hard. There is no feeling of entitlement when applying for food stamps - just humiliation.
Your right and I apologize. Needing food stamps is humiliation for some, and I am glad they can get this needed assistance. You might consider though that for many, food stamps are a way of life, something they are "entitled" to. I should not have generalized and included everyone needing food stamp assistance into one group. I hope your own life has taken a turn for the better.
Thank you, Poolman.
It is hard to have to ask for help. I agree, some people abuse the system, but I believe for most it is a temporary thing.
And yes, I am hopeful that things are getting better. I recently earned a degree in radiography, and I hope to find a job in that field soon.
Good for you. Financial assistance programs were never intended to be a permanent solution, as in your case they were intended to help persons over a rough spot. Unfortunately, many now view them as a way of life.
The point of this whole question was regarding the elimination of childhood games that taught children the basics of competition. You no doubt have learned that the cold, cruel, world is highly competitive. Those who never learned how to deal with competition are seriously handicapped when they are forced to compete with those who did.
I do agree that the attitude that "everyone is a winner" can go too far at times, with the exception of very young children. There is time enough to learn that life is tough - let them have their participation medals.
I think we all can agree that some people abuse the system. We need to put our heads together to figure out how to rid the social programs of deadbeats, yet help those who truly need it.
"We need to put our heads together to figure out how to rid the social programs of deadbeats, yet help those who truly need it."
Exactly and very well said.
I think musical chairs is a great game for our kids. (We adults tend to break things - like bones) Musical chairs teaches 1) concentration 2) strategy and 3) good sportsmanship! This is of course provided the game is supervised by a mature adult who teaches each participant, not a cheerleader. (No offense to cheerleaders)
I never thought of it like that Ed. So sad... it makes dodge ball look barbaric.
This is the everyone wins ideology. Children now cannot be encouraged to competitive and win as that creates" hard feelings" and "inequality." Now the premise is everyone is good no matter how hard or how little one exerts effort. Children raised in this way will often get QUITE A RUDE awakening when they enter the work world where there is massive competition and those who are the best, get accolades and promotions.
I can see the "everyone wins" ideology doing far more harm than good as the children mature. We are not doing them any favors teaching them that everyone can be a winner with very little effort on their part.
Do you think this has been brought on by children sitting in front of the tv and playing games all day long? Children don't use their imagination anymore nor do they go outside and play coming home with skinned knees like most of us did as kids. There is no excuse for not spending time with your children no matter how tired you are. Parents are getting lazier thus the children are too.
Because imagination has to involve dirt and sticks? Because putting yourself in the place of a character is not imagination? Because being inspired by another person's art does not involve imagination?
I've got some news for you: I don't think it's modern kids who lack imagination.
When I was a child, TV for the home had not even been invented yet. We played outside, and read books for entertainment. Books required using imagination to draw mental images of the character involved and the physical surroundings. Today on TV, little or no imagination is needed because what you see is what you get. We are seeing the results of the script writers imagination.
I for one believe that a really good imagination most likely did involve some exposure to dirt and stick rather than watching TV for hours a day or playing video games.
Sarra, totally agree. If a parent is "too tired" to spend time with their children, then THEY should not have had them in the first place. Parenthood involves responsibility and sacrifice. Parenthood means being involved with your children. There are some parents who believe that children are just mere conveniences, no more, no less.
Amen Sista! After you work all day, come home fix supper, do homework, spend quality time with your kids then you can fall into bed exhausted to do it all again in the morning. Sitting the kids in front of a tv as a 'babysitter' is just wrong. Maybe that comes from not having a tv until I was 8 years old. Heck, we still went outside and played all day long. I encouraged my son to do the same thing and he was only allowed 1 hour of tv only after he had his jammies on and was ready for bed. He still today doesn't watch hardly any tv as he is always outside skiing, climbing mountains or search and rescue.
Some of the problem is due to overly-competitive parents who push their children into whatever sport or activity they may have missed out on as a child. They want to live vicariously through the kids. I'm only stating this as MY OPINION after watching "Cheer Perfection" and "Toddlers and Tiaras". If I'm off-topic, sorry...just had to rant.
I got sick of musical chairs when I started living here because the government here is always playing musical chairs so to say to try to get the best seats or any seats so that they can make the rules and let me tell you no one here really knows what the rules actually are, should be and mostly it all results in very bad laws which cause chaos.
Examples of competition that our children currently engage in:
Football, baseball, basketball, gymnastics, swimming
Choir competition, band competition
Competition for scholarships
Shall I go on? As usual, silly outrage over a problem that doesn't exist.
Preety panther , I knew when I saw your name here it would be a good rant , my point is a muse on banning guns because a peice of iron is the most dangerous material known to man in the world , so if guns are bad so is one less chair for our -poor babies ! I mean ,after all , somebody could fall on thier A$$ and get hurt .Couldn't they ?
I guess I wouldn't compare a kid falling on their butt to a roomful of kindergartners getting shot, but hey, I'm not you.
I hate to tell you this, but most of the bad guys already have guns, and will always have guns. It doesn't matter how many laws are written, they will still have guns. We don't even enforce the laws we already have on the books, why write new laws? Criminals and insane persons could care less what the laws are.
As to banning , restricting guns ; that won't change anything and if you were to really ,really think about it , you too would realize that too . Yet , I'm sure you've never even held a gun in your hands.
LOL, I live on a farm and I just held a gun in my hands this morning. What does that have to do with anything, anyway?
I don't want to ban guns and I never will. I just think you're a pawn of the NRA, which is made up of people who profit from the sale of guns. They fight any regulation, no matter how reasonable.
So, let's not regulate abortions either, then, since no matter how much you regulate them, women who want one will find a way to get one. See how that works?
You've got me all wrong Preety I love niether the NRA nor the anti abortionists , thats a womans choice period ! I have not belonged to the NRA for twenty years , Why do you seem hypocritical of allowing one freedom yet not the other ? The problem is not regulation nor laws , Its simply the lack of prosecution of the laws and restrictions ALREADY in place ,dear !
As are both ,Preety , American culture in decline is primarily due to lack of enforcement of restricttions , and law right across the board ! Enforcement of laws already there , as is the general lack of human participation in morality , impulse controls and ethics and civility ! Another law will change nothing , what we need is more actual prosecution and punishment .
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