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Unpopular opinion: Everything doesn't have to be inclusive.
There is so much to this.
When I was growing up, there was significance in standing out. Being competitive was to be expected. It was understood that there were winners and losers, and that was okay. It was okay that someone was highlighted even if it meant others weren't.
That isn't the reality anymore. It isn't doing anyone any favors. What it is doing is stunting personal growth and delaying the life lessons they would have learned anyway.
Life isn't always fair or just. You won't always achieve what you've set out to do. That should be learned early. You shouldn't receive your first "no" when you're 25.
Also, when everyone receives a trophy, that takes away a goal for someone to ascribe to. What is the use of doing it correctly if the person who is doing it incorrectly is going to get the same medal? What is the drive for doing it well, if at all?
Changing one's mind is not a crime.
There are many factors where changing one's mind is not only okay but expected. It can be based on time, circumstance, growth, healing, more research, and those beliefs no longer align with how one lives life. There are many topics that I've allowed fluidity, changed my stance, or just abandoned altogether. It doesn't have to be extreme. Most shifts, for me, have been subtle.
Learning a new language has as many quirks as one's native language.
I have been re-learning Spanish through an app. Some rules are straightforward; others are just as wonky as what's in the English language. Some shorter words in English (like pen) are extremely long in Spanish. I am having fun since the app combines learning and gaming. Plus, the lessons aren't long, and it's a great way to keep my brain busy.
Gosh, will you look at the time? I have a few other things to do today, so I will close for now. Take care everyone.