Scary is as Scary Does


 

One of the most scary things  for me about his election, judging by the protests and the comments by young people,  is that we have raised a whole generation of children who do not know how to lose. Possibly having  never even experienced it.
 
That sinking feeling after you lose the big one should be what motivates you not frightens you. I have seen the words terrified and horrified used so loosely in the last few days  that I have to wonder if the users have truly ever really experienced those emotions. 
 
You know there is more than a grain of truth in the old Knute Rockne  slogan.. “When the going gets tough, the tough get going” which is rather appropriately defined, giving he content of this post, by Wikipedia on the internet as, ” “Those who act tough and proud will vacate a situation when it becomes difficult lest they be proven not as tough as they appear to be.”  God Help Us, the perfect illustration of how words have replace action and everything’s  OK.
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About safrisri

I have been a teacher since 1971 and have taught at all educational levels from pre-school to college. My college degree is general science which I arrived at after 5 years and 5 different majors. A degree as it turns out, almost as valuable and in demand as one in Neo-Bulgarian Mythology. I have been around education for around 40 years and can remember when teaching was a pleasant, happy and creative job and our schools were the same. My writings will reflect on my past mistakes and successes and what my students have taught me about education.
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