Re: Pinewood Derby Winnin
RYAN KEIL (RYAN.KEIL@M.CC.UTAH.EDU)
Sat, 2 Jul 1994 20:49:24 -0600
On Sat, 2 Jul 1994, C. Findley wrote:
> No, Ryan, I don't think the reward (trophy, whatever) is the most important
> thing. We agree on that. My point was letting the winners "win" or there
> is no point in competing in the first place. If what is desired is ONLY the
> family effort, etc. (which would be fine in my eyes), why not just have a
> pinewood display instead of a race? Do you see the distinction?
I do, and I agree. I also agree that we agree. I guess I just haven't
been satisfied with the recognition of the need for recognition at other
levels than the topical winner. I felt the discussion was about the
non-winners and that's where my thoughts lay. The competition on the
track, and the outcome thereof certainly require recognition in and of
themselves. As has been pointed out, the Cubs need to learn that life
goes on and this single event is not the critical focus of their lives,
just an aspect that was hopefully fun for all. And congrats to the winner
of the race.
Oh, btw, congrats to the new Mom, too! ;-)
Ryan Keil, BEAR-ly Scoutin'
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