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    Re: Wussification of America

    Quote Originally Posted by Mason66 View Post
    How can you take offense at what he said? It happened to him.How do you think things should be?
    what gave you the idea that i was "offended?"

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    Re: Wussification of America

    Quote Originally Posted by madman View Post
    what gave you the idea that i was "offended?"
    Your nasty tone in your reply.

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    Re: Wussification of America

    Quote Originally Posted by Mathematician View Post
    I agree with Bolling's point yesterday about Americans becoming wussies and political correctness being a major source.

    There's the sense of entitlement since we don't let kid's experience failure nowadays. That includes things from not letting kids fail at school when their results are insufficient to handing out participation trophies. Some schools are even banning sporting activities to prevent anyone from feeling like a loser.

    We surrender to just about any complaint, rather that seeing if any of the responsibility falls on the complainant. For example, schools are removing a cross or picture of Jesus if one or two people complain, even if a hundred want it there. Someone needs to speak up and tell them to ignore it if they don't like it.

    You might say "the older generation always says the younger is worse." However, the upward trends for the numbers in divorce, kids born out of wedlock, government handouts, obesity, average age people live with parents until, etc. speak for themselves.

    What will it take to get society to acknowledge these mistakes and fix them? Feel free to add more.

    Eric Bolling: Mike Rice Firing Symbol Of 'The Wussification Of American Men' (VIDEO)
    How many of us grew up playing dodge ball? Hell that was a regular thing, now you can ask a kid about it and they have no idea what that is. The NFL? Helmet to Helmet hits, I agree, with this column as many kids and adults of today could not have survived 30-40 years ago.

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    Re: Wussification of America

    Quote Originally Posted by head of joaquin View Post
    Here's a concept: be nice to kids. They don't need to compete until they grow up. And if you're a coach, don't kick your players and insult them using sexual slurs. It's stupid and rude and coarse.

    Only conservatives call basic decency "wussification".
    Nonsense, kids compete naturally. If you had been involved any young children's sports you'd know that most of them don't keep score these days by policy - but the kids always do regardless of the lesson the adults are trying to teach.

    No one is suggesting abuse or ****ty treatment - that's YOUR strawman built to suit your need to blast your political opponents. Not to mention hilarious considering you're heaping abuse on those you perceive are competing with you.

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    Re: Wussification of America

    Quote Originally Posted by head of joaquin View Post
    Yes, because it's really important to teach 8 years old that they don't measure up and need to compete harder and harder and harder. I mean, how else can we beat those Chinese?
    Frankly, you aren't very good at putting words in the mouths of others.
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    Re: Wussification of America

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    Nonsense, kids compete naturally. If you had been involved any young children's sports you'd know that most of them don't keep score these days by policy - but the kids always do regardless of the lesson the adults are trying to teach.
    Hell, just watch a toddler grab a toy from the hands of his peer. He does it because he is competitive, and he wants what he believes is rightfully his. It's hardwired into us.
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    Re: Wussification of America

    Quote Originally Posted by Mason66 View Post
    Your nasty tone in your reply.
    Dont be silly, you can not effectively indicate a "tone" via web communications. This is why all forms of internet communications are difficult to convey the proper message. In this case, you are incorrectly reading into what i said.

    (in this message, im yelling at you. Could you detect that?)

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    Re: Wussification of America

    Quote Originally Posted by madman View Post
    Dont be silly, you can not effectively indicate a "tone" via web communications. This is why all forms of internet communications are difficult to convey the proper message. In this case, you are incorrectly reading into what i said.

    (in this message, im yelling at you. Could you detect that?)
    Spoken like one of the younger generation that has forgotten the art of written communication. Back in the caveman days when we communicated over distance with these things we called "letters" we had developed the skills to convey tone quite nicely.

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    Re: Wussification of America

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    Spoken like one of the younger generation that has forgotten the art of written communication. Back in the caveman days when we communicated over distance with these things we called "letters" we had developed the skills to convey tone quite nicely.
    do some research on communication and conveying emotions in the written format and education yourself.

    here's a nice read for you: Emotional persistence in online chatting communities : Scientific Reports : Nature Publishing Group

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    Re: Wussification of America

    Quote Originally Posted by StillBallin75 View Post
    I think most children who grew in a single parent household would disagree with that. I believe the opposite - kids who grow up in a mother-only household tend to have to fend for themselves sooner than most.
    Yep. I grew up with a single mother for most of my life. I had to do things for myself much earlier than most of the people I knew who grew up in two parent households. The bottom line is that one parent can't do as much as two parents so the kids have to do things for themselves that, in a two parent household, they might not. I was doing laundry, learning how to cook, ironing my clothes and doing other things way before many of my friends. Don't get me wrong, my mom did a hell of a lot for me and I was what some would consider spoiled in certain ways, but I still had to do a lot of things earlier on my own specifically because one parent was doing the job of two.

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