Charles Darwin’s time on the Galapagos and other islands of the South Pacific helped him come with one of the more meaningful scientific theories known to man: the theory of natural selection.

Many people know the essence of the theory, though what they know isn’t actually correct.

Most people believe the theory boils down to “survival of the fittest” …

The biggest and baddest of the species get their pick of the food, mates, and territory – but that’s just a very dumbed-down version of the theory.

And it’s missing the most important part.

The truth is…

While size helps, it’s those with the best ability to ADAPT to adverse situations that have the best chance at surviving.

It’s this ability to adapt that has put human beings at the top of the food chain…

We’re on the top of the mountain because we’re smart enough to adapt in almost any survivable condition simply by using our brains.

Humans Are Problem-Solvers… So Let Them Do It!

Humans are natural problem-solvers…

And we get those solutions through a system of trial and errors that show us what is possible, what is impossible, and what is optimal when it comes to surviving in a world that is trying to kill us.

We overcome adversity…

And that is the key to the survival of the species.

We’ve been at the top of the food chain for so long that we’ve gotten lazy.

We’ve had it so good for so long that we’ve stopped worrying about the fact that the rest of the natural world would eat is just as soon as look at us – and we’ve stopped making survival a priority.

We’re dependent on protectors that DO make it a priority…

We have food at every corner, shelter everywhere, and clothing available at the click of a button.

Our younger generations aren’t forced to learn how to adapt…

We’ve stopped allowing them to learn valuable lessons through trial and error…

And we’ve stopped teaching them how important it is to overcome adversity.

How do people overcome adversity now?

They try to get our government to pass laws to give the weak MORE while giving the strong and adaptable less.

Parents want their kids to get playing time in every game, even if they’re terrible at their chosen sport…

They want their kid to get good grades even though they don’t spend the time with them after school to ensure their child is doing their homework correctly and actually learning something.

They think their kid should get a part in the school play because they’re just so talented – even though they can’t raise their eyes off their iPad.

They’re trying to change the NATURAL order of things by giving people of all ages opportunities that they didn’t earn.

Earn Your Medal!

If you get a medal, a prize, or a trophy, you should EARN it! You shouldn’t get one just so you can feel better about yourself. Preserving self-esteem shouldn’t be a factor when deciding who has earned the most.

We’re cultivating a false sense of accomplishment and entitlement that seems to be tearing our country apart.

Not everybody is meant to be a soccer player or school valedictorian…

And kids need to learn that while hard work will get them far in life, it won’t change the fact that EVERYBODY has limitations that they’ll never be able to overcome. Ever.

It doesn’t mean they can’t figure out a work-around or find a different field of interest…

But they’ll never figure that out if they’re forced into whatever role they want like a square peg in a round hole.

Not everybody is meant to play…

Not everybody was meant to think…

But everybody was meant to be who we are.

The Left keeps saying that we should celebrate our diversity…

Yet they can’t accept their own.

It’s a weird world we’re living in.

 

“Earning is a product of learning. You’re only one letter away from earning more.” ― Richie Norton