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originally posted by: bigfatfurrytexan
a reply to: spiritualzombie
When i was growing up, we had a small group and would take turns tormenting each other. My graduating class was 50 people, give or take a handful.
Bullying didn't really happen much in my school. What little bullying did happen we stopped pretty quickly.
but yes, this "snowflake" thing is taking on the same tone as bullying. That said, society is cruel and always has been. i'd just prefer that ATS and its members live above this type of nonsense.[/quote
I am starting to like ATS again (: the sad thing is once respect is lost it becomes a pissing match, once that starts it becomes about me me me and the point of the posting is lostedit on 10-6-2016 by imod02 because: (no reason given)
originally posted by: Konduit
a reply to: neformore
I'm pretty sure the term "special snowflake" was coined by progressives to describe themselves. And I agree, identity politics has gotten way too much press.
On August 15th, 2006, LiveJournal user invisibob used the term in a post titled “Worlds Apart (Percy Weasley)” in which he explains:
“Beginning with the knowledge that each of us is a unique and special snowflake, the “leap of faith” made by Percy Weasley in choosing to believe Fudge’s word over familial suspicions failed majorly because of the nature of his family.
On February 20th, 2008, Urban Dictionary user Bathsheba added an entry for Special Snowflake defining it as:
“A member of that newly-adult, me’er-than-me generation which expects attention and praise just for being themselves -- doing anything to deserve it is completely optional.