Anyone in the real world knows that character, ambition and motivation are fueled by overcoming obstacles. Watch this video (brought to my attention by awesome speaker David Nour) and then think about the way people are being educated in America these days.
I remember our school talent shows were forbidden to give awards to kids after my second-grade year, because a mother protested that winning 4th place made her daughter feel inadequate. School kids now aren’t even allowed to play tag in the playground because it might make them feel like outsiders. A whole generation of people entering the workforce today were not allowed to “fail” by teachers and parents. What will that do to American ingenuity? How can we help mentor this new generation so they understand how necessary it is to fail?