This is a reppost from a website called Quora. I appologize for the cursewords contained in this but I felt that the message was well worth reading it.
For God damn sure we should stop teaching them that they “deserve” anything. You don’t deserve shit in the world that you don’t go out there and get it for yourself. We now have an entire generation of kids who are now in the workplace that have grown up with “not keeping score because someone’s feelings will get hurt if they lose” and “participation trophies for everyone”. Well, I have a reality check and a wake up call for everyone, there is no such thing as a “participation trophy” for life and second place is still the first loser. You all need to purge yourself of this bullshit progressive idealism that you were spoonfed as a child and realize that if you don’t get off your ass and make a significant contribution to the world in some capacity you are going to have a hard fucking life ahead of you. Your mamma and your daddy didn’t want to tell you that shit because they wanted to be your “friend” and not your “parent”, but I am here to tell you, you have been fed a lie all your life and the real world isn’t going to give you a warm fucking hug. It is going to chew your ass up and spit you the fuck out!