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Friday, December 4, 2009

From the Mailbox

Every once in a while I caome across something in the ol' email box that was 'forwarded' to me that I really do feel is worthy of taking up blog space.

Here's my most recent one:

This Teacher is a Genius

An economics teacher made a statement that he had never failed a single student before, but had once failed an entire class. That class had insisted that President Obama's socialism worked and that no one would be poor and no one would be rich, a great equalizer.

The teacher then said, "OK, we will have an experiment in this class on Obama's plan".

All grades would be averaged and everyone would receive the same grade so no one would fail and no one would receive an A.

After the first test, the grades were averaged and everyone got a B. The students who studied hard were upset and the students who studied little were happy.

As the second test rolled around, the students who studied little had studied even less and the ones who studied hard decided they wanted a free ride too so they studied little.

The second test average was a D! No one was happy.

When the 3rd test rolled around, the average was an F.

The scores never increased as bickering, blame and name-calling all resulted in hard feelings and no one would study for the benefit of anyone else.

All failed, to their great surprise, and the teacher told them that socialism would also ultimately fail because when the reward is great, the effort to succeed is great,

but when government takes all the reward away, no one will try or want to succeed.

Could not be any simpler than that.

Sadly - it sounds all too familiar . . .


Pedaling said...

couldn't be more simple.


we mush stand up,speak out and educate however we can.

Clairity said...

Oh so true and presented in such an interesting way :)

Carolyn said...

This is sadly the truth. I am afraid for our country.

Loralee and the gang... said...

I saw that one, too. Pitiful what is happening in our country. Nov 2010 can't come quick enough.
You all know what to do, right?

tammy said...

I wish more people would get this.

Jeanette said...

Thanks for sharing. A perfect illustration of the situation.

Victoria said...

Oh man... it is a sad world when there is no way to be special and set yourself apart by going the extra mile. When everyone is special, no one is.

Joy For Your Journey said...

I get sick to my stomach every time I think about the direction we are headed.

blueviolet said...

What an interesting experiment! Kinda scary.

Sue said...

That's a great analogy! Thanks for sharing it.


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