We can teach people, especially children, to fail by setting expectations lower than society will require them to succeed. You see, we can be "SMART" (high ability to acquire knowledge) yet lack INTELLIGENCE (the ability to apply knowledge to be successful or adapt in an environment). We see it all the time in "spoiled" or "extra loved" children, like my youngest (lol). They know the material or are fully capable of learning it, but don't have the skills (behaviors) required to sit down alone to learn or complete the work. Our goal should always be to implement strategies that will allow others to be successful past our presence or environment and not just in it. Because if that's the case then we are being self-serving and not OF SERVICE TO OTHERS. In order to do this we must lay down our own perspectives, biases, stereotypes, and views.
I am a 34 year old wife and mother of three children. I love all things creative and writing thought provoking posts. I began documenting #MyEarlyMorningThoughts about a year ago and have since received many requests to begin blogging and to continue posting about everyday growth, maturity, and christian concepts.