In addition to disparaging routine labor, these films discount the hard work that enables individuals to reach the top of their professions. Turbo and Dusty don't need to hone their craft for years in minor-league circuits like their racing peers presumably did. It's enough for them simply to show up with no experience at the world's most competitive races, dig deep within themselves, and out-believe their opponents. They are, in many ways, the perfect role models for a generation weaned on instant gratification.

It is strange that effort is so under-appreciated when it is the one common factor in success. Kids should learn how to endure boredom, rejection, and failure. You can not get very far in life without the tools to do so. If you shelter your child from these experiences, then they will be helpless in the face of them.

No one is special. However, some people manage to do special things.

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