You need to stop feeling sorry for yourself, stop handing out participation “trophies”, and stop the parental outrage of “competitions” because their child didn’t win anything. This snowflake attitude, where parents are choosing to spoil their kids rotten, in exchange for forfeiting their discipline on their children. This lifestyle is why today’s generation, whom are growing up to join the workforce, believe they are entitled. They believe that a job is “beneath them” when they have no work experience. They believe that they don’t have to, or shouldn’t have to take orders from superiors such as managers or supervisors because their mommy told them that they were special. This raising of children is leaving many in culture shock when these kids finally leave their homes to join the rest of society, and then they don’t know what to do. Today’s parents say that all they want is for their children to have a better life then they did, to be living more lavashely then they or their parents ever did. It is causing shortages in so many fields of work, where people think certain jobs are too dirty, that they are far superior and much more highly educated , that they shouldn’t work there. These jobs are jobs like plumbers, electricians, or carpenters, and other skilled trades where the low supply in men and women is resulting in such a high demand that these are often the people becoming richer than those that choose to get a degree in something such as gender studies, where they’ll never get a job. Trophies are becoming so common, those that deserve it, train hard, do good and then place well, don’t appreciate it anymore, because the sentimental value of these trophies have gone down greatly by handing them out to anyone and everyone just for participating. We, as Americans, need a winning attitude again.