Scouts-L Mail Archive for December of 1999: Re: Post-Election Blues was "New OA Election Process"
Re: Post-Election Blues was "New OA Election Process"
Wed, 15 Dec 1999 22:52:45 EST
In a message dated 12/15/1999 10:33:07 PM Eastern Standard Time,
<< Why haven't we gotten into a discussion of the psychological
impacts and negative implications of holding elections for
leadership positions in the same way we have regarding OA?
Could it be that some don't understand OA and aren't willing
to learn about it? Or am I missing something?
And as hard as it might be to see a boy upset that he didn't get elected,
it is, for better or worse, a life lesson. Chances are one day that he may,
as an adult, be turned down for a promotion at work; be turned down at a job
interview, etc. We don't always get everything we want, and losing at the
election helps prepare us for that fact.