The liberal left has been working overtime in order to coddle their precious millennial snowflakes, and nowhere has that been more obvious than in academia.
In the American higher education system, it has become second nature to capitulate to the emotions of these young adults who are often embarking out into the world on their own for the first time. This has not always been the case, and there is a very valid and important discussion to be had about how this is going to affect the nature of American culture in the not-so-distant future.
Where college was once a place to spread your wings and attempt to catch an updraft while fighting against the brutal, cold, and harsh realities that adulthood brings with it, administrators these days have fallen victim to the left’s “everyone is special” epidemic. While it is most certainly true that the idea of American equality is beneficial to the progress of our society, there is little reason to believe that employing the idea of false equity leads to any real character building. Instead of our young adults learning to problem solve their way out of hardships, the university system in America has turned to placating their every whim instead.
Not only have college campuses turned into neo-Fascist “safe spaces”, complete with First Amendment-neutering policies, but we are now actively reverting to childhood tropes in order to make these “adults” feel more at home.
At one college in Massachusetts, they have even brought back The Care Bears.
“A dorm display at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst is using Care Bears to help students who feel ‘grumpy or stressed.’
“’Feeling grumpy or stressed? Let the Care Bears help!’ the display states above a large, hand-drawn rainbow adorned with bit of advice for students.
“’It’s important to take care of ourselves! Self-care is an active choice and you should treat it as such,’ one section proclaims, while other suggest that students ‘surround yourselves with supportive people’ and ‘reminders of what you love.’
“The display also suggests goofing around with friends, making time for fun, eating healthy, and getting enough sleep.”
This is precisely not what our young people need to thrive out on their own, and in many ways will handicap them in the very near future.
The millennial generation will certainly go down in history as a turning point for American culture. Those who attend such liberal colleges in this day and age will find themselves taking a back seat to those who entered the workforce early, or learned a trade skill, or found themselves employed in technical careers. When the going gets tough, these precious snowflakes will turn to the welders, the cooks, the brewers, and the builders of the world to come save them, thus negating the importance of education for the next generation.
This vicious feedback loop could unravel much of the society that America has built over the course of the last 240 years.