I'm going to say this is a "What?! Why?!!" Moment because as a parent, I now know that when, or at least when I say don't talk back, is because children should have respect for what we decide as parents. And especially middle school children LOVE to argue and try and negotiate/"prove wrong"/ or point out the unjust. Dude, no. Don't talk back. You got yourself in this mess. Shut it, and take responsibility. End rant.
waiting for something good is just a way to say waiting on someone to get first place so you can easily get second, when all you had to do was to get after what you wanted and maybe sweat a little, maybe bleed a little, and maybe lose a lot of sleep, and end up first. because second place just IS not, and never will be, good enough for a truely dedicated individual.
seriously, when they say we are now a democracy cause women can vote, and I'm like, dude, we'll be a democracy when number of women presidents is close to number of male presidents, no sooner than that.