A Winter Full of Snowflakes

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A Winter Full of Snowflakes

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To begin the new year, I figured I would take my article in a direction that I know some people will be upset about. The fact of the matter is, it only proves my point further. Throughout my whole high school tenure, one thing has been apparent. People have been getting offended way too easily, and it’s only getting worse.

Now obviously, there are some things that should never be said to a person, I won’t deny that. But when our 1st Amendment right of free speech is being challenged because, “someone’s feelings were hurt”, we have an issue. Additionally, there have even been points of censorship to the effect of oppressing the majority, simply for the belief that they’re, “normal” and have no right to be upset.

I believe this all started back in the late 80s and early 90s, with a newly beginning Millennial generation. Having been coddled in childhood, raised on participation trophies and half time orange slices, they grew up to be arrogant and, “too-fair.” This has created a society built on people believing that they deserve everything, and that if you deny them that they become upset.

What’s unfortunate about this is the kids of today, labeled Gen Z, are following this trend. These two groups of young people combine and create a massive population of overly-sensitive babies who in the end are really just looking for something to be offended by. An example of this is the call for banning of the popular holiday song, “Baby It’s Cold Outside”. Apparently, the song entails roofies and sexism, according to one of the lines asking, “what was in a drink?” However the song was written in 1944, while roofies hadn’t come into existence until 1957.

Another thing people are way too sensitive about is the gender debate. There’s actually a great video by Steven Crowder where he asks random strangers for their opinion on it. There’s actually a woman (?) in the video who explains that even if she doesn’t tell someone her gender, if they get it wrong when they first meet they are being rude and inconsiderate. Do you see the problem here?

The solution to all of this is simple, just keep to yourself. Live with the mindset of, if it doesn’t affect me, don’t worry about it.

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