Tag: self-esteem

Participation Trophies Mean Nothing

It’s been years since I got a Little League trophy. And being the below-average player I was, the only reason I got it is that at our season-ending team dinner, the coach gave a trophy to everyone. He even threw in some complimentary words about my contributions, which—to be honest—were scant. It was not a…
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The Consequences of Mindless Teaching

Whether the rash of post-Christmas violence at shopping malls nationwide, increasing incidents of air rage, or other acts of irrational behavior, our society appears to have become unhinged. While I’m sure the causes and effects will be debated for years to come, I think the loss of simple words like “sin” and “blame” are behind…
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