There seems to be no shame in failure these days.
In an effort to be politically correct and not hurt anybody's little feelings these days we have created an environment where it is OK to fail. In an effort to keep little Johnny from feeling like the lazy slug that we have allowed him to be we have created a youth that gives up on things at the first sign of adversity. This is very dangerous to our youth, our country and our future. We blame TV, the schools, video games and a huge list of other things for our own lazy path of least resistance parenting. I am a perfect example.