In a culture where 6-figure sweet-16 parties, obsessive tanning packages, and plastic surgery for graduation presents, all in the name of “self esteem,” are the norm, it’s no wonder we have become self-entitled brats. Failing to understand why professors won’t let us make up an exam we were too hung over to take, feeling it’s a “right” we’ve earned, is ridiculous.
Instead of just one student of the month, schools name dozens. In an attempt to protect us from failure teachers handed out gold stars to everyone, graded on a curve, and refused to correct papers in red ink. This celebration of mediocrity has done us no good. Kids don’t develop the resiliency necessary for the day when mommy isn’t there to fix their problems anymore. It’s gonna be on you when you end up on the streets or in jail. The refusal to take responsibility for mistakes, like inherently expecting your parents to foot the bill for that speeding ticket. If you give your kid what they want its all honky dory. If not, they’ll sulk until they get their way.
Now it’s your turn to weigh in. Do you agree or disagree with me on this issue? Come on now, don’t be shy 🙂