Sunday, November 20, 2016
11/20/16 - Get over it!
I think it has been a long time since they have lost at anything. All throughout school they were given stickers and stars for nominal work. They were given "participation" trophies just for showing up. They went to college on Mommy and Daddy's dime and whenever they pouted and stomped their foot they were given whatever they wanted. What they needed was parents that taught them that there are winners and losers. They won't get picked first for a team. There are bigger kids that will bully them but they need to learn to fight back. They will lose but in losing they should have the grace to admit defeat.
I read (or really skimmed) a blog yesterday about "how do we talk to our daughters now that Trump will be POTUS". Seriously? What do we tell our daughters? Well, if you can stop whining for 5 minutes, tell your daughters that Donald Trump will be POTUS for the next 4 years. In that time if you don't like what he has done for us as a POTUS, vote him out. Simple as that.
She writes: "It means that this country is in crisis. It also means those individuals who are in denial about this crisis are a central part of the problem. At the same time, it means that any person who is unwilling to be open to conversation or have empathy for those who are on the opposite side of this issue are not truly committed to tackling the underlying issues of bigotry that inconspicuously (and sometimes not so inconspicuously) find their way into policy." She writes that this is a "National Tragedy". I almost spit my milk out.
Funny how her definition of a bigot is just the same bigotry she is whining about.
So since your Mama didn't teach you there are winners and losers, I will. Donald Trump won. #whatsHername lost. Get over it!
If you need further help.