"Just threw my daughter's tee ball medal in the trash without giving it to her. Suck it participation trophies."
I hate that so many of our schools and kids sports leagues won't award 1st/2nd/3rd place trophies for fear of "offending" kids or hurting their self-esteem.
The real world has winners and losers, and it's important to know how to lose as much as it is to win.
When you don't lose, and don't know how to lose, it creates the foundation of an entitlement society. Where you always get something for nothing. Why try if you are always going to get a pat on the back telling you how great you are?
The current generation of college grads are coming into the workforce stressed out because they are getting rejected for the first time, being denied jobs they believe should be theirs. They are overmedicated on drugs to help them manage their stress and anger from these "failures."
Entitlement is so bad, it will destroy our country where no one wants to work for anything.
I am so proud of my friend throwing away his young daughter's participation medal.