The reality of the matter is is that the world is not granola, gumba-ya, let’s all-hold-hands-and-sing type of a world. Even if we all participate in the conspiracy to hide the reality of how the world really is to the rest of the world and to our children, the outside world — meaning the world outside of the US — will not allow us to deceive ourselves for too long. The rest of the world will impose on our naivete and whether we know it or not, whether we want it to happen or not, the rest of the world will screw-up our delusion and rob us blind. However, the reality of the matter is is that we couldn’t get everyone in our country to self-deceive and brainwash ourselves into thinking that the world is all about ice cream, candy, and beddy-bye-bye time.

So, what do people accomplish by deceiving our children into believing that the world is vanilla, pink-cotton-candy and ice cream? It’s short-term thinking; people want to paint a “safe and warm” picture for their children and not hurt their children’s “feelings,” or “frighten them with the truth,” because their children aren’t good at something and they don’t want to tell their children that they’re not good at what they want to do or scare them with how the world really works and make them discouraged. However, the reality is that not all children will be superstars in athletics, academics, music, art or other human endeavors. In fact, the super vast majority of children will grow up to be very mundane human beings and “protecting” their innocents is bullshit, because sooner of later they will find out that they are not good at the vast majority of things that they try and the world actually is a very scary place.

What’s ironic is that parents are the ones that make their children care so much and end up creating their children’s disappointment. And, by painting a safe picture of the world parents make their children completely ill prepared for reality. If parents really understood the workings of a child’s mind, they should know how to disappoint their children without disappointing them and tell them the truth about the world without scarring or scaring them. For example, there is no reason to call your daughter a princess or otherwise; there is no reason to say things like “you’re so good at _____,” — name the sport or activity; there is no reason to say things like, “you are the best, you’re a winner, you can be whoever you want to be,” or otherwise give your children a false impression of themselves or the world. If children didn’t have expectations for performance, or better yet children better understood competitive dynamics then we would not see greatly disappointed children driven to insanity by crazy parents. And, certainly, no need for participation medals. And, if children were better prepared for the world, they wouldn’t turn out to be psychopaths, deranged shooters, insecure, neurotic, depressed, or otherwise ill prepared to cope with the world — the real world!

This emphasis on the superficial, pretentious and imaginary-world has to stop in all respects and manner, before we turn out a nation of wimps that can’t compete in the cruel and competitive global arena. And, the first step to doing so is we have to stop lying to our children and giving them false encouragement, painting an inaccurate picture of the world and otherwise robbing them of the knowledge and experience they need to cope in the harsh, cruel and ultra-competitive real world!

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