Advertisement -- Learn more about ads on this site.


    JUST_TRI_IT   59,659
SparkPoints
50,000-59,999 SparkPoints
 
 
Get RID of MATH!! Not! (2014 - Blog #13)

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

emoticonPROCLAMATION: "Math does not Work! Let's rid ourselves of math!"

emoticon "Based on what?" you might ask.

emoticon "Well, Johnny, the awesome kid in Mr. B's class, failed the math test - again!! Great kid! And he failed the math test. Therefore, MATH DOES NOT WORK. We just should not do math anymore. It is really a waste of time."

emoticonAnd you might (rightly) say, "YOU HAVE TO BE JOKING!? Just because the cute kid failed the math does NOT mean that MATH is a failure! And.. don't you dare say then that Johnny is a failure!"

emoticonYou go on to firmly add, "Hey, you can't blame MATH for this failure. It is NOT," you would loudly tell me, " ...that MATH failed. The student failed for a variety of reasons, but there is no way that we should decide that we should just not have anyone do math anymore base on the fact that the kid failed a math test."

emoticon"Hmmm, you might be right. Maybe we need to figure out HOW TO SUPPORT Johnny rather flatly proclaim that we ought to throw out math."

emoticon Here's the deal... We do this with our efforts with our diets. As Mr. Mental Toughness points out- it is not the diets that fail. It is we the dieters who fail the diets.

I think it is important that rather than toss out all diets (I prefer lifestyle), we should figure out how to SUPPORT OURSELVES. Rather than beat up on ourselves for "failing" a diet (math test), we should consider each failure as part of the learning process. Rather than throw our hands up in defeat, we should figure out what we need to do next in order to do better next time. And.. rather than equate failures on our diets as personal failures, we need to celebrate that fact that we care enough to try.

emoticon It is time to STOP saying MATH is a failure.
emoticon It is time to proclaim that we are ALWAYS LEARNING!

-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=--

QUOTE OF THE DAY:
"Pure and simple, any person who is enjoying life is a success." William Feather

MANTRA: Every opportunity is a choice. Every choice is an opportunity. (me)

PHOTO OF THE DAY: My mountain: Dressed in pure and simple!
SHARE
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

_LINDA 1/14/2014 5:51PM

    That which does not kill you makes you stronger ;-)
Amazing photo! You are proving how interesting the look out your window of the same view can be!

Report Inappropriate Comment
BOOKAPHILE 1/14/2014 2:14PM

    "consider each failure as part of the learning process."
A step on the road to final success! I hope I've learned about weight loss enough times now and can focus on making small adjustments to maintain from here on...

Report Inappropriate Comment
VEGIBIKER 1/14/2014 9:27AM

    Beautiful - and Happy Birthday again!

Report Inappropriate Comment
KALIGIRL 1/14/2014 8:46AM

    "It is time to proclaim that we are ALWAYS LEARNING!"
If not, we might as well be dead... emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
NANCY- 1/14/2014 8:39AM

    emoticon
Love the Mantra. Mind if I use it?
You are so right we are always learning.


Report Inappropriate Comment
SWEETNEEY 1/14/2014 8:26AM

    What a sight? what prose? What a SparkFriend?

Report Inappropriate Comment
MBTEPP 1/14/2014 8:04AM

    What we say to ourselves it's always way too harsh. Positive Mantras help deflect destructive behavior.

Great message. The analogy hits the nail. Love the mantra.

Report Inappropriate Comment
BLUENOSE63 1/14/2014 7:48AM

  My son gets a kick out of the fact I failed Math in Grade 10 but I am a retired Construction Engineer. See every opportunity is a choice and vice versa!

Report Inappropriate Comment
BUGGYS 1/14/2014 7:04AM

    You hit the nail on the head!!! Beautiful picture of the mountain this morning...WOW! emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
DEBRITA01 1/14/2014 6:58AM

    emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
ONEKIDSMOM 1/14/2014 6:25AM

    Well written satire! Thanks for pushing my buttons. I will NOT rant on the state of the nation... emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
ROXYZMOM 1/14/2014 6:20AM

    I love your analogy!
Thank you!!

Report Inappropriate Comment
REJ7777 1/14/2014 6:14AM

    Good analogy! Makes you think. emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
DOGLADY13 1/14/2014 6:08AM

    I could not agree more.

Gorgeous picture.

Report Inappropriate Comment
FITMARY 1/14/2014 4:16AM

    I was going to comment on your blog, but then I got to the picture of your mountain and was left speechless!
emoticon emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
THINRONNA 1/14/2014 1:51AM

    Well said!

Report Inappropriate Comment
TLB1630 1/14/2014 12:34AM

    Every opportunity is a choice. Every choice is an opportunity.

Every opportunity is a choice. Every choice is an opportunity.

Every opportunity is a choice. Every choice is an opportunity.

Hey I like it... it's a great mantra - emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
ZRIE014 1/14/2014 12:26AM

  nice

Report Inappropriate Comment

Add Your Comment to the Blog Post


Log in to post a comment.