Who amongst us hasn't cheated or fudged the cards just a little bit when playing solitaire? Why do we do it? Because we love to win? I think it has more to do with we hate to lose!
I think that one thing that frustrates me in America is how we try to sooth over losing. We give out larger trophies for second place than first, we offer little Johnnie or Judy counseling c'mon folks! FACT: Second Place is First Place loser! So sad, too bad now get over it. When I coached youth athletics I always played all my players and worked with them to develop their skills and sometimes we lost. In fact we lost pretty much all the time. I certainly didn't blame the coaching! I tell you, there is little that can bring a smile to your face like a grilled hot dog, ice cold Dr Pepper or seeing a kid make a play that he never thought he could! My oldest son's first hit in T-Ball he ran tot he pitchers mound because that was the setup we had at home... needless to say he was put out but when he hit that ball,,, ZOWEE!
And not to be a whiner about it, but in youth athletics, starting in Little League and Pop Warner up to High School and College... we have families that move around to put their child on a team of contenders, we have coaches that push lesser skilled players away, we have parents that FORCE their children to play athletics when they have no desire... I FULLY support and encourage athletics for children... my Granddaughters have the wii, they have the X-Box, they have Angry Birds but they spend time reading, playing dolls and sports so their mind and bodies are being developed fully! Not to keep on about practically insolvent high schools and colored field turf but USC (Pretty-Boy Pete... your past is catching up with you!) has had their BCS Title taken away and Boyzee School of Trucking is awaiting decision from the NCAA for their abuse of practice rules... Stay Strong will be changed to Stay Strung...
Anyway, there are lessons to be learned from losing... think about it's sheer mathematical fact that at least half of this country if not the majority of this country are losers! Great lessons can be learned from losing... the desire to always strive harder is one... learning to deal with disappointment is another!
The reason the idea for this post came to me is something that happened recently in Alamogordo, NM, a town to the north of here. Apparently Mr.Loser was dating a coworker for 6 months and one day she told him she was pregnant... She pushed him to get married to the point of saying that she the only way that she would have the baby would be if he allowed the baby to be adopted or that he married her... he was opting for a co-parenting plan. When she was to go to the Dr's for a sonogram she text him and said that she had lost the baby. To this day he still doesn't know what happened to the pregnancy (or for that matter if she was ever really pregnant!) because soon after they broke up... now, Mr. Loser, after posting on Facebook, has placed a billboard saying this is what his 2 month old child would look like if she hadn't killed their baby. The billboard was originally co-sponsored by New Mexico Pro-Life but they have since withdrawn their support. Face it Mr. Loser... she probably isn't suing to get the issue of whether she had an abortion removed from public knowledge as much as she doesn't want people to know that she ever dated you! Next time you get scorned move on and take the $1300.00 and get a life!
Woman Challenges Ex-boyfriend's Anti-abortion Billboard