We're now dealing with the first wave of participation-trophy, "my fecal matter doesn't stink," empowered, "I feel so good about myself," everybody-gets-a-trophy, everybody's-a-winner [badword]s. . . . This has been going on for about 25 years. . . .As I've said before, the Occupy movement is the logical result of two decades of self-esteem education in public schools. It's also the result of schools selling grossly expensive degrees that have no real world market value.
We created a bunch of [badwording] self-entitled monsters. People are so far out of it in what they expect and what is realistic and what the rules should be for them and for the other guys. I want my Most Valuable Player trophy. . . .
They think the world owes them a living. . . .
They grew up and it's fine if you grow up in this little snow globe of a life where everything is awesome and there are no losers. But then you get into the real world, and you realize, "I'm a [badwording] loser," you're not doing well, and you're not making much money, and no one's giving you a participation trophy. Instead of looking in the mirror and going, "Why am I not doing better?", you find somebody who's got more stuff than you and say, "Hey, man, what do you need all that stuff for?" This is what's going on. They're feeling shame. They've been shamed by life, because they haven't been prepared for life.
The real world doesn't care how pretty you are or what you do, all those lies told to you by your parents about how special you are. In the real world, you're just peon No. 27 who's putting in an application. And your plan is to put a rock through my window. That's your plan!
It is envy and shame, and there's going to be a lot more of it.
Friday, December 02, 2011
From Adam Carolla, whose R-rated rant has been cleaned up a bit for this audience:
Posted by Rick Moore on 12/02/2011