It's all about learning what life is all about (making decisions) and it will teach them how life is sometimes just not fair!
All decisions have consequences. And that consequence can only be a "bad" one or a "good" one, depending on the choice a person makes. And then, no matter what the choice that is made, life continues to go on.
I admire the kid on the council who at such a very young age was able to see the potential conflict between "pride" and "being a "team member" within the town. Was the kid who wanted the star this past week really doing the things he was to make the town a better place for all, or was he doing them only to hopefully benefit "himself?"
I'm happy to see who did get the gold star this week. In my opinion, I was rooting for him the first time around. That kid's got a pretty good head on his shoulders too.