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Offline MH

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Re: Entitlement culture
« Reply #15 on: September 14, 2017, 05:47:30 am »
I've read and see a number of university professor talking about how students come there and have never been challenged, have, in fact, been protected from challenges, both at school and by their parents. We're talking about the generation which was never allowed out of their parents' site until they were teenagers, the ones who got badges, medals, ribbons and trophies just for participating, whose schools tailored the curriculum to reinforce their self-esteem and encourage reports of 'bullying' - which they actually do! I'm not talking about what we used to call bullying. Just criticizing someone's shirt or shoes is considered bullying these days. Saying anything unkind or unflattering is bullying. In my day we'd never tattle to teachers, even if some kid punched us in the head. Nowadays they run to teacher immediately.

To paraphrase one professor he said the ones entering university over the last few years have been the best prepared in terms of knowledge and abilities, and the most emotionally unprepared and fragile of any group he's ever seen.

I have heard this also, but it's anecdotal and not quantifiable so I'm dubious.
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