Tuesday, November 2, 2021

The Tyranny of Hurt Feelings

In a culture where therapy is the supreme good, hurt feelings are the supreme bad. Overgrown children who have learned, thanks to cultural influencers, to have exceptionally thin skin, now get triggered by the least discouraging word.

It is a sad state indeed. We feel sorry for them. But, we do believe that the best approach is to stop coddling them, even if it causes some pain in the short run. To imagine that these overgrown children, now college students, are going to make their way through life whining and complaining about the least apparent offense is to be living in an alternative reality.

Thanks be, therefore, to a professor, named Steven Earnest, who chose to stand tall against the tyranny of hurt feelings. We are less encouraged by the fact that his university, Coastal Carolina University, now wants to fire him for having taken the right stand.

The Daily Caller has the story (via Maggie’s Farm):

Coastal Carolina University theater professor Steven Earnest says his employer is trying to fire him after he wrote in September that students’ feelings were hurt too easily over a campus incident.

“Sorry but I don’t think it’s a big deal. (I’m) just sad people get their feelings hurt so easily,” reads an email that resulted in Earnest’s de facto suspension sent in response to a school-wide message affirming students’ feelings about an allegedly racist incident that never actually occurred.

“I thought my university, where I had worked for over 15 years, would stand behind its faculty. I was wrong,” Earnest told the Daily Caller News Foundation.

The event is symptomatic of a culture that has lost its collective mind. And it shows that a primary source of the current nationwide madness is university administrators, standing up for their thin skinned, and clinically depressed students.

1 comment:

Sam L. said...

Suck it up, buttercups! Into each life some rain must fall. Sometimes freezing rain, sometimes hail, sometimes big hail, sometimes storms and hurricanes. MAN (or) WOMAN UP!!