In the Future, We'll All Be Victims
Or at least we'll claim we are. The New Yorker reports on a new, touchy-feely program by New York Public Schools to teach students about the hurtful effects of ridicule and teach them to be more caring and sensitive. Hey, I'm all for being polite and not needlessly insulting each other, but this whole idea that we deserve to be protected from ridicule is, well, ridiculous.
People are going to insult us--sometimes viciously. That's a fact of life and it's never going to change. We need to raise children who can handle criticism, not children who think they deserve to be protected from it. I quote noted philosopher and anti-victimologist, Denis Leary: "Life sucks. Get a helmet." How's that for a curriculum?
Hat tip: Michelle Malkin