We are living in the midst of the most namby pamby generation that has thus far walked the streets of the United States of America.
It all started with “safe spaces” where kids could go and recuperate after finding out there are actually people in the world who disagree with their worldview.
These designated areas come replete with cookies, adult coloring books, and puppy videos. And no, this isn’t a joke. This is for real.
Now the University of Utah is taking things to the next level by installing “cry closets” — with lots of stuffed animals — to help students cope with their finals.
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The closet, an art installation, according to KSTU-TV, was student-crafted and is designed as a “safe space” for students to cry it out if they’re too overwhelmed by college life.
On display at the university’s Marriott Library, the closet bears instructions that reads, “A Safe Place for Stressed Out Students.”
“This space is meant to provide a place for students studying for finals to take a short 10 minute break,” the note adds.
— Big Cat (@BarstoolBigCat) April 25, 2018
Some of the closet’s “rules” include:
Knock before entering.
Only one person in the closet at a time.
Limit your time in the closet to no more than 10 minutes
Turn lights and timer off before leaving
Use #cryclosetuofu if posting on social media
— Allison Croghan (@AllisonCroghan) April 25, 2018
Nemo Miller, the closet’s creator and a senior in the college’s fine arts program, told Inside Higher Ed, “I am interested in humanity and the inherent complexities of the human condition. In my work, I reflect on my experiences and explore what it means to be human. One aspect of humanity that I am currently exploring is connections and missed connections through communication. It’s been interesting to watch the response to this piece about human emotions, and I’m proud to see the power of art in action.”
With each passing day the evidence that supports the idea that this generation of young people is hopelessly doomed continues to build.
Perhaps if schools — and parents — spent more time actually teaching students how to manage stress, expectations, and failure instead of handing out participation trophies and going to ridiculous lengths to make everyone “equal” these kids wouldn’t need cry closets? Just my theory.
Failure and stress are a part of life and it would be far more beneficial for schools to teach stress management than it is to brainwash them with progressive ideology.
Say a prayer for the future, folks.