We’ve spent a fair amount of time over the past several years writing about the ‘participation trophy generation’ (a.k.a. “millennials) and, more specifically, how their inflated sense of entitlement and self-worth, irrespective of work effort and/or innate talent, would not serve them well in the real world.
You see millennials, despite what your enabling handlers (a.k.a. “educators”) have told you your whole life, people here in the real world couldn’t care any less about your feelings, think your ‘Gender Studies’ degree was a complete waste of your parents’ money, will not promote you just because anything less would be a ‘triggering’ event and do not recognize your standing to demand ‘safe spaces’.
In fact, taking a moment to truly internalize the following quote from our favorite movie would serve you well.
“Listen up maggots. You are not special. You are not a beautiful or unique snowflake. You’re the same decaying organic matter as everything else. We are the all singing, all dancing crap of the world. We are all part of the same compost heap.” *, **
And, while we’ve been forced to write post after post detailing the lunacy of your behavior as you frolic aimlessly on the campuses of liberal bastions of higher indoctrination across this great country, growing more and more sickened with each new display of entitlement, we have to say that your efforts to eliminate high school rankings is a new low, even for you.
*Though we are all part of the same “compost heap,” one can decide to be something more than just compost. The thing is one must DECIDE. You are not special just because you are here on this planet. — In the eyes of God, yes. In the eyes of your parents, perhaps. In the eyes of the world, you’ve got to carve out your place.
** Fight Club is a fantastic movie.