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Published: Wednesday, July 2 2014 7:05 a.m. MDT

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Br. Jones
East Coast, MD

Can't a kid get good grades AND be compassionate? They're not mutually exclusive.

JoeCapitalist2
Orem, UT

We do need to teach our children to be compassionate to others, but this "feel good" society of political correctness has gone too far.

Our liberal society is actually downplaying personal responsibility and achievement. "Give good grades and trophies to everyone so no one feels bad" is what is being taught too often. Our society is slowly buying into the myth that if we tear down those who are the most successful and bring them back to the level of the average, that society will somehow be better for it.

I want my kids to excel and be very successful. Our whole society benefits from over-achievers. Most of the breakthrough technologies were invented by exceptional people.

You don't have to step on others to get ahead in life, but you have to have ambition. Who wants to live in a mediocre society (other than the mediocre)?

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