Essays – Steven Franssen

Competition Is Healthy

In some circles there’s word that competition is not healthy but instead cooperation should be emphasized to children in their formation. This is silly conflict aversion masquerading as an ideal. The truth of the matter is that competition is an every day part of life. There are winners and losers. For any desired goal, there…

The Intimidating Father

“Meeting the father” is one of the early rites of passage for young couples. This is a feeling-out process for all parties: the parents of the young woman, the young woman herself, and the young man. There are some mistakes young men make here that can end up costing them. Let’s review. The first mistake…