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I swear, scout's honor, religion IS the opiate of the masses.

I coached soccer for several years, and it irritated everyone involved that there was no official score, no one won, and at the end of the season every team received the exact same trophy. I kept ridiculous stats for the girls, and they loved it. They wanted to know who took the most shots on the goal, who stole the ball the most, who was the high scorer, etc. I should add that I coached many of the same kids in several teams starting with 6 and 7 year olds and continuing until they were 11 nad 12 years old.

People want to compete, they want to excel and be recognized for it. You're right, the self-esteem movement was one of the most conter-productive fads every undertaken. Unfortunately, I don't think it's going to go away anytime soon.

To quote Mr. Incredible, "If everybody's special then nobody's special".

You bunch of losers.

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