The wussification of American children is a relatively recent phenomenon, but a very real one. We pamper our kids, over-schedule them, overemphasize fairness in competition (the score ends in a tie … again!) and keep them indoors too much, to the point that we’re doing them a huge disservice. Kids aren’t learning how to get hurt, lose, fend for themselves, find their balance and discover minor dangers on their own – all important parts of growing up.
Posts like this are why I read Seth Godin’s blog. Add passion, and it’s nearly complete.
An interesting twist – absorption rate versus “sales rate” – this will likely find its way into my data analysis of the Charlottesville market soon.