The Corner

Pod People Have Taken Over Derb

Enraged reader: “‘You guess this is right?’ Hooey! Children learn

individual competitiveness and sportsmanship EARLY, not late.

“Damn right a child gets upset when he loses to another child. And maybe

discouraged, too. And then the grown-ups teach them how to take those

emotions and turn them to a positive end — training harder and working

harder next time to WIN. And, to accept defeat gracefully instead of


“You’ve caved to the PC Nanny State!”

Put it down to heat stroke, Sir — and that inborn British deference to

authority figures…


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