"The world isn't fair, Calvin."
Socialism lesson at a child's birthday party?! That's how I roll!
My daughter turned 9 yesterday. Every party I give each kid a "goodie" bag filled with treats. In addition I have party games- usually 3 of them- where a winner is declared. The winner gets an extra prize- something worth a little more than the average goody.
I begin the first game and immediately one kid pipes up and asks if everybody will receive a prize. I say no because not everybody will win. The child then says, "That's not fair".
I remind her that everybody gets a goodie bag so that's fair.
We play the game and she wins the first game! She receives her prize. We play another and she ties with someone else so they both get a prize. We play a third and she does not win. But out of 8 children, 5 did not win.
I ask her since she received two prizes, would it be a good idea to give her second prize to someone who didn't win? She did not like this idea (didn't think so) and the topic was quickly dropped while she went home with an extra prize.
Parents and socialist-type institutions are striving to make it all fair. It equates to control.
The purpose of socialism (well there isn't one in my opinion) results in an equal disadvantage for everyone. Raised as socialists without knowing what it entails...and you have to wonder why this notion is being taught so fervently without teaching the implications.
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