krabbas wrote:FlyingV wrote:Zen Trey wrote:My first tournament we lost 14-0 to KA. We didn't whine that it wasn't fair that we had to play KA. We practiced, we recruited, and we got better. We came into our first tournaments as 8-10 seeds. We were always in tough pools. We proved ourselves over the years. It wasn't a magical leap to the top. I suggest you all do the same.
Trey hit's the nail on the head with this. All the teams you mentioned were before my time but it either seems like they are gone OR you have surpassed them. How did this happen? Preparation, practice, recruiting or for people who still don't understand- GOOD OLE' FASHIONED HARD WORK. That's the problem with the generation today- they all want to be included, they all want to be patted on the back and they all want it GIVEN to them.
I was at my brothers 8th grade awards ceremony a few years back and guess how many kids left that auditorium without an award... ZERO. What does that teach anyone? It says all you have to do is show up and you'll be rewarded with something? F*CK that... not everything is always going to be fair (Pool's of Death) but you get over it and do better next time. If you don't improve then you'll all be back here in 3 weeks complaining about he same crap.
How do you think America became the greatest nation of all? We worked hard, challenged each other and came up with new innovations that set us apart from the rest. I don't know if it's the fact the Memorial Day this weekend or I just went off on my soap box but I'm sorry- I wasn't brought up to complain, I was taught if you're not the best, you find a way to be the best.
And I'm done...
Help me understand who this is addressed to and why you feel that this individual or person disagrees with anything you said?
Not addressed to anyone in particular...
I went off on a tangent- I feel American.