…then this is the least surprising story in the world:
At Stanford, she said, she saw students rely on their parents to set up play dates with people in their dorm or complain to their child’s employers when an internship didn’t lead to a job. The root cause, she said, was parents who had never let their children make mistakes or face challenges.
Snowplow parents have it backward, Ms. Lythcott-Haims said: “The point is to prepare the kid for the road, instead of preparing the road for the kid.”
The thing about having a life that’s so easy is you don’t know how to deal with the realities of life which are hard, which is why at the Victory Girls blog you see stuff like this:
So what do these luckless souls find are the most stressful things they endure?
Here are the top five:
Losing wallet/credit card.
Arguing with partner.
Arriving late to work.
Other stressors for these unfortunates include such things as slow WiFi, a dying phone battery, and forgetting passwords. Oh, and a broken phone screen ranks as more stressful than paying credit cards.
If this is the worst you have to deal with you’re damn lucky but if you’ve never had to deal with anything worse then this and have no sense of history then YOU DON”T KNOW HOW DAMN LUCKY YOU ARE. It’s no wonder as Instapundit notes you can’t deal with a cafeteria full of sauce.
The text in bold is a pretty amazing moment, even for the New York Times:
In her practice, Dr. Levine said, she regularly sees college freshmen who “have had to come home from Emory or Brown because they don’t have the minimal kinds of adult skills that one needs to be in college.”
One came home because there was a rat in the dorm room. Some didn’t like their roommates. Others said it was too much work, and they had never learned independent study skills. One didn’t like to eat food with sauce. Her whole life, her parents had helped her avoid sauce, calling friends before going to their houses for dinner. At college, she didn’t know how to cope with the cafeteria options — covered in sauce.
When I read this I’m glad that World War 2 took place from 1939-1945 instead of today. Could you imagiane the fate of the world being on these people?
You wanted to see what a post Christian society looks like, well folks this is it, take a bow.
Oh and if you don’t get the Kindergarten of Eden reference get this book.