You see it all around these days, especially in the schools. The idea, the mantra, of everyone is a winner. There is some merit to this. Everyone is special and loved in God's sight. Everyone has some ability, some potential, some talent. I also agree that everyone should be complimented and cheered for their successes and encouraged even when they fail.
That said, after that, I stray completely from this ideology. It has gone too far! There are less and less places where a clear rank is applied, a definite winner is selected. This way of thinking is giving us more and more people without a drive to succeed, and many others who want to be congratulated for the ordinary.
Everyone is not equally capable of doing each and every thing as well as the next person. They just aren't. We are uniquely gifted by our creator. If mankind loses his will to strive, to go beyond, where will our new heroes come from? How will we conquer the challenges of living in this world?
What do you think?