From here on out these inspirational quotes are sometimes going to be challenged, along with the person quoted.
This one is an example of weak, silly thinking that passes for inspiration today.
Strong people tell the truth. They don’t build up inferior peoples so as to make them think they are normal or even superior.
While a college professor, one of my women colleagues once said that we needed to tell some students, “Young man (or lady), you aren’t college material.”
There is absolutely no one in American education who would be willing to say that to any pupil, yet 50 years ago those words would have been heard by thousands who were not intelligent or dedicated enough.
The worst example of building up inferior people (you’re gonna hate me for this) is the Special Olympics. To call a contest among cripples and mental defectives an Olympics is destructive to the pursuit of excellence. Everyone gets a medal now.
Problem is that in nature, there are winners and there are losers. That’s true in life in spite of a federal government that bucks nature to cast everyone as a winner.
Reject the thought on that silly poster above and simply recognize and tell the truth. In the long run, we’ll all be better off for it.