Originally posted by
I still don't understand the hurt feeling thing. If I pitted myself against the higher up people, I would probably lose. I would still love the challenge. If it could better me, I'm all for it. It's like playing a game in school. There is
I still don't understand the hurt feeling thing. If I pitted myself against the higher up people, I would probably lose. I would still love the challenge. If it could better me, I'm all for it. It's like playing a game in school. There is always winners and losers. As long as it is your best shot, there is no reason to be hurt. I, myself, am still learning. I can say, if Eden sent me out something identical to one higher ranked then me, I would love the challenge. Win or lose, it would better my reviews. My idea above was because some need to be motivated. I just like the challenge to better myself. No, I'm not a big sports buff,either. It just seems to me, if kids can do it (spelling Bs,ect.), we here should be able to.
Not everyone is lucky enough to have the type of personality that lets them see such challenges as a fun opportunity. In school, did you notice the kids who avoided the competitive activities and were really uncomfortable when they were forced into them? They grow up to be adults who are relieved to not have to participate in such things. Some personalities see the "winners or losers" situation and avoid it because being a Loser can really hurt, especially when they're trying as hard as they can. They interpret it as "My best isn't good enough" instead of "Oh well, I did my best so it's still ok."
We're just saying that it may not be a good thing for (some of) the brand new reviewers who are still working to build their confidence and get comfortable in the community. Did that make sense?
When you say that "some need to be motivated" could you explain a little bit about what you mean? I'm just curious, actually, because most of our students have seemed very motivated. Or do you mean something to motivate people to join the Mentor program in the first place?