We have to take a moment to applaud James Harrison of the Pittsburgh Steelers. He deserves an award for instilling hard working, reap what you sow American values.
Harrison posted a picture of participation trophies on Instagram with the caption;
“I came home to find out that my boys received two trophies for nothing, participation trophies! While I am very proud of my boys for everything they do and will encourage them till the day I die, these trophies will be given back until they EARN a real trophy. I’m sorry I’m not sorry for believing that everything in life should be earned and I’m not about to raise two boys to be men by making them believe that they are entitled to something just because they tried their best…cause sometimes your best is not enough, and that should drive you to want to do better…not cry and whine until somebody gives you something to shut u up and keep you happy. #harrisonfamilyvalues“
In the modern day, children are given trophies for showing up, regardless of how they perform during the game competition. Score of the competition is not even being recorded in some cases. The drive to succeed can be lost when there isn’t a winner or loser. Rewarding failure equally as success is not the American way. A slew of great Americans can attest to the fact; “Lessons will be learned in defeat as well as victory.”
We applaud you Mr. Harrison!