Okay, I am going to come across in this post as the guy who complains that the younger generation just isn’t the same. So be it.
But this has to be the stupidest thing I have read in a time when I am reading lots of stupid shit.
Seriously, having a best friend isn’t a good thing? And this takes the cake:
”œWhen two children discover a special bond between them, we honor that bond, provided that neither child overtly or covertly excludes or rejects others,” said Jan Mooney.
Look, I understand schools need to watch out for bullying. But jaysus: life is about rejection and how we pick ourselves up and deal with that rejection. Get over it. I’ve been rejected countless times. From not getting the job I wanted, to not getting a date with the girl in High School I wanted to date, to getting picked almost dead last in kick ball when I was in elementary school. Matter of fact, my life has been a series of uninterrupted rejections, at certain points. But you know what: I keep going. It’s called persistence. And persistence is a virtue. One we are fast forgetting in this country.
Furthermore, I’m a better person (and so are the countless other people in this world who have dealt with all kinds of perceived rejections) for learning how to deal with it and overcome it, as opposed to being coddled my whole life, given everything on a silver platter.
We are growing so soft in this country, it’s not even remotely funny.