Hello Baffled I hope that things are going well
I have made a fair amount of use of those kind & courageous sharers in this website forum, with their extensive experiences. I believe in "goodness" & altruism wins in the end, so helping others helps myself I.e. one can create a spiral of goodness or harm - the choice is ours.
Imagine if all the sharers kept the tips to themselves, what would be our situation e.g. Competitive "fair fight" playing field?
I think the petty & mean-spirited, who have purely selfish parasitic backward & ignorant mentalities drag whole families, communities, nations & the world down to their lowest common denominator
. Do they contribute anything positive to wider society & make it a better place to live?
There is a fair probability that our dc's might not be in the magic 120, but it is better to have played the game & come out with a healthy heart, knowing one strove for excellence in all facets of life.
I cannot comprehend the mind of someone who has "nothing to lose" & has done the exam, whilst not sharing, except arrogant ego.
Of course it is a race, & we will fight "tooth & nail" for those Golden Tickets BUT the choice is an honest & honourable one or not? Will those whose parents behave similarly & contribute positivity? A lottery winner keeps the same attitudes just on a bigger scale. I hope the hard-working & caring sharing people win this particular battle.
This forum, like the Internet ensures that knowledge is not the inheritance of jealous self aggrandising priests, sole dispensers of all knowledge, given to favoured "in group" cliques. It balances the "playing field" so that everyone has a chance to fight for a place based on merit alone.
This forum is cathartic for me to vent my worries & put my dislike of negative attitudes, by thinking & doing the opposite I.e. positive.