If there is one thing lacking recently that underlies all of our problems it is a lack of personal responsibility. It goes hand in hand with the entitlement society of course. If we choose to have a society where the individual needs to have no more responsibility than a five-year old, why would we be surprised when a large proportion of the population takes advantage of it. After all we raised them to do the easier wrong rather than the harder right. That’s what teaching them that everybody deserves a ribbon is. Everybody doesn’t, the winner does.

I could say much the same thing about grading on the curve. What you get is the least bad getting the 4.0. It’s like running away from the bear, you don’t have to run faster than the bear, just faster than somebody else. That works for hungry bears but, it’s not a…

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