I was in taekwondo class this evening, and my instructor had us do an interesting exercise.
He teamed us up by belts, higher on one team, lower on another, and lowest in the last, which is where I was, with two younger girls (I’m 17, they’re maybe 10 and 11).
He would ask all the teams one question, then someone from each team would race to him, and the first one there would get to answer the question.
As expected, the higher belts excelled at this, and us lowest belts were basically left out entirely, because we either didn’t know the answers, or wouldn’t get to him in time to say them.
At the end of the game, the younger girls pointed out that the game was unfair, and we couldn’t get any points. The instructor said: “but did you learn anything?”
Okay, what I’m about to say next is very cliche and predictable, but hear me out.
Perhaps you’ve been put in an unfair situation in life that makes you think you are failing because too much is expected of you, but you’ve been put there to learn.