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Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Political Correctness

Last week on my way to work I was listening to my regular morning show and they were discussing the appalling behavior of the Abercrombie & Fitch CEO and the comments he's made yet again.  Without going into all the detail pretty much the CEO is known for commenting that the A&F brand isn't for fat, ugly, or the not cool kids.  He is getting tons of criticism because of how mean his comments are.  Yada Yada Yada....after listening to this banter for the majority of my drive to work I had some comments of my own so I clocked in and when I had a free minute marched across the lobby my a friend's office.  I chose this particular friend because we are pretty much soul twins and she would more than likely share my opinions without calling me mean, cold hearted or whatever. 

SO... I plopped down and told her about the radio show and then proceeded to climb up on top of my very TALL soapbox. 

I disagreed in every regard with the radio show and could/can see the CEO's side of the story.  He wasn't calling certain kids fat, ugly, or dorky but in life there are all those types of kids.  The cool kids do wear A&F it's just a brand and that's the type of people of wear them. 
It got me to thinking about political correctness and how our world is completely made up of all these little things that we all know are out there but now days for some reason we CAN'T say them and help us if we do because then we are labeled as douche bags, jerks, crude, rude, mean, and cold hearted....
HOW DARE SOMEONE SAY KIDS ARE FAT!  or some kids are just nerds! 
HELLO that's life he wasn't calling them that to their face he was speaking in general terms that are the truth. 
I HATE yes HATE that the world we live in!  The mainly American, politically correct, pussy footing world! 
I don't think that every child, no matter the age, should receive a participation trophy in little league and all be branded and praised as winners.  Reality check they aren't.  Some people are better than others at certain things, some are skinnier, pretty, more well rounded, better readers...whatever it is not everyone is equal.

By doing this and by living in this overly political correct world we are creating wimps.  All these people grow up and are treated like everyone else never learning that to be rewarded you must earn it.  I mean if I EARN my promotion at work should everyone else be promoted as well just so some one's feelings aren't hurt UUMM NO the real world isn't like that.  Once you leave school life starts, you have to work to be rewarded, work to be labeled a winner, and make your life yourself.  No one is going to just hand you what everyone else is getting to make your life easier and to make you feel equal. 
I don't like a world that is all about feelings and sparing them.  I don't think that we should be mean but when the truth is the truth and it needs to be told then tell it.  I'm not going to lie if you ask me a question and I'm not going to blow smoke up your ass but I'm going to shoot you straight.  I'm not going to walk the halls of a high school and call out the dorks in life...that's mean.
I refuse to raise my kids in this fantasy life the first 18 years of their life. I will motivate them to work hard and go after what they want.  They may not be the best at first but with hard work, the help, and love of family and supporters they will.  I will never tell my child they suck but that the other kid was just better this go around but with practice and hard work they can be great..even better than the kid who won and I will help them every step of the way not encourage them and smother them in false and untrue praises.

Ok wow! See I told you it was a tall soapbox.  I'm NOT for political correctness just because people can't handle the truth...sorry but not sorry!


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