Everyone Gets A Trophy?

Two young men shot and killed several innocent people in Nashville TN and Louisville KY. These types of murders seem random and senseless. One was committed by a 25 year old man pretending to be a girl and the other by a 26 year old man who was given his termination notice. Is there a common thread between the two insane men?

The man/girl was a former student at the school where he shot 3 children and 3 teachers. The other man was an employee at the bank where he killed 5 of his coworkers. Hmmm, one common thread. They both had close connections to the places where they killed people.

The man/girl apparently hated Christians who believe in God and don’t believe that anyone can be a god and change their sex at will. Maybe IT discovered that IT was a failure and could never be a girl no matter how hard IT tries. The bank employee having just been given his termination notice, obviously failed. Hmmm, both were failures.

Now why would two men feel the need to kill others at the places that classified them as “failures”.

One possibility would be the societal “norm” of giving a trophy to every child. Children are taught that there is no such thing as failure.  The modern day pseudo-psychologists believe that a child will be irreparably harmed if he is allowed to fail.  The hard fact is children need to learn the sting of failure. If children are taught growing up that they can never fail, they will run face first in the cold reality of the real world failure. They will be completely unprepared for reality and perhaps this is what causes them to try and destroy that which deems them failures.

There’s a song by sung by Fred Astaire, titled, “Pick yourself up”. Written by: Dorothy Fields, Jerome Kern, Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, RESERVOIR MEDIA MANAGEMENT INC

The song has several lyrics that should become a mantra to kids.

Nothing’s impossible I have found,
For when my chin is on the ground,
I pick myself up,
Dust myself off,
Start all over again.

Work like a soul inspired,
Till the battle of the day is won.
You may be sick and tired,
But you’ll be a man, my son!

Will you remember the famous men,
Who had to fall to rise again?
So take a deep breath,
Pick yourself up,
Dust yourself off,
Start all over again.

There’s are business books about failure. “Fail fast, fail often“, comes to mind. One needs to learn to learn quickly from failures and move forward to success. The richest man in the world, Elon Musk, appears to take this approach. Tesla has been on the verge of bankruptcy several times because of failures. What did Musk do? He learned what didn’t work and moved forward. His company SpaceX had many spectacular explosions as they developed their own rockets. Again, ask yourself, what did Musk do?

Stop handing out trophies.

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