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originally posted by: 3n19m470
I remember when they started doing the whole "no keeping score, everybodys a winner, everybody gets a trophy/ribbon to take home"-thing with sports. So, these college men and women must be the result of those "new" rules from back then?
originally posted by: infolurker
a reply to: CatandtheHatchet
Why are colleges coddling adults as though they were in Kindergarten?
Seriously, If a person cannot stand to hear differing opinions without throwing temper tantrums then they will most probably never be employable (except Government jobs and Academia).
originally posted by: CatandtheHatchet
University of Chicago class of 2020, get ready for a college experience filled with debate, discussion — and possibly discomfort. As colleges across the country wrestle with balancing academic freedom and open discourse with student health and safety, University of Chicago Dean of Students John Ellison told incoming freshmen in a letter what they should expect on campus. "Our commitment to academic freedom means that we do not support so-called 'trigger warnings,' we do not cancel invited speakers because their topics might prove controversial, and we do not condone the creation of intellectual 'safe spaces' where individuals can retreat from ideas and perspectives at odds with their own,"
I personally think this is great news. It has been worrying to see universities, where the sharing and debating of ideas and ideologies should be encouraged, were seemingly being closed down due to the fear of people taking umbrage to opposing views.
I hope more faculties take up the call to allow freedom of the expression of thought on their campuses.
originally posted by: snowspirit
It's about time. It made no sense, these young adults are supposed to be ready for the real world.
The real world isn't always nice, and the thought of young adults running, crying to a "safe place" was just ridiculous.
We had to be street tough by the age of 16 before, that was when many people left mommy and daddy to enter the real world (when it was more affordable).
originally posted by: WeAreAWAKE
a reply to: wdkirk
To add to, and comment on your last sentence...and why would parents intentionally not prepare their children for the real world? Why would you send a child out into reality unprepared to deal with everything? Isn't that the main job of a parent to prepare their children for the world...for work...for rejection and failure?
I would say that they aren't doing their jobs and that maybe, it is a form of child abuse.
originally posted by: FamCore
a reply to: CatandtheHatchet
If you're going to a secondary education, you should be mature enough to appropriately deal with the world unless you have some sort of disability or emotional issues.
The fact that this made news tells us how sick our society is