If students from my era walked out of the classroom to protest an election result, let alone demanded the cancellation of all midterms due to the so-called “psychological distress” inflicted upon their weary brows, administrators would have said two things: don’t let the door smack your ass on the way to a permanent vacation and enjoy your “F”. These schools and educators that coddle this nonsense need to be harshly reprimanded by parents, if not outright fired. Our public schools and universities were not built to assuage the political intolerance and emotional imbalances of whining millennials; they were founded by pioneers and funded by taxpayers with the explicit purpose of transforming lives for the betterment of society.
Here in the real world children do not dictate the terms of acceptable behavior, tantrums have consequences and life rarely caters to your fragile sensibilities or misplaced outrage. Thousands of Americans suffering from severe disabilities or fatal diseases go to work everyday without one protest, complaint or special media report. In other words, Snowflakes need not apply because there are no “safe spaces” from the “unfair” responsibilities of life. Sorry, Cupcakes but the time has come to contribute to the very freedoms and quality of life your generation so egregiously takes for granted. After all, your great grandparents built the Hoover Dam, stormed the beaches of Normandy and cured Polio with a microscope before you even shared your first Starbucks latte on Instagram. And to think none of these heroes were offered complimentary “safety pins” of solidarity or “cry-in” election counselors for living in a nation that afforded them the right to vote and to pursue the life of their choosing. It appears “perspective” is no longer a required course in the bubble wrap of modern-day academia.