President Obama Wins Nobel Peace Prize.
How did this happen?
I don't want this to turn into a pro-Obama, anti-Obama post! I just wonder if his Presidency is giving our children a good message or a bad one. Two different ideas occur to me.
1: Good Message: President Obama is clearly a triumph for race relations. Most of us are old enough to live during a time this would have been out of the question. He campaigned on ideas and was not openly a member of an old boys club, nor did he have family connections. He was a fresh face and had his own ideas to promote. In this sense.....is it a good message?
If you want to achieve something, you can.....you can promote your ideas and succeed.
2: Bad Message: President Obama has just won a Nobel Peace Prize which is a high honor for working hard and making a difference. By virtue of his youth and inexperience....he hasn't achieved anything. Yet....he's being awarded an extreme honor based on the hope that he will. Is this a bad message?
You don't need to accomplish anything to get the same awards and accolades as others....ie, you'll get an A for effort or intention.