Michael Brown speaks the truth here as he blasts the "coddled generation that wasn't taught to grow up."
... But there are millions of others who have been coddled all their lives, almost never taught to lose or be put in their place or take full responsibility for their actions ...
Just consider this scene from our campuses on the day after the elections, as reported by the Wall Street Journal: “At Tufts University, arts and crafts were on offer. And the University of Kansas reminded students via social media of the therapy dogs available for comfort every other Wednesday.”
... And then this, from the University of Michigan: “There was a steady flow of students entering Ms. Boynton’s office Wednesday. They spent the day sprawled around the center, playing with Play-Doh and coloring in coloring books, as they sought comfort and distraction.”
Need I add the standard caveat: “I am not making this up!”?
... even though millions of conservative Christians would have been terribly upset had Hillary won, do you think that students on Christian campuses would be sitting with therapy dogs and coloring books to comfort them in their grief?
But none of this should not surprise us in terms of the anti-Trump reaction on at these colleges and universities.
These are the same campuses with “safe zones” and with guidelines against “microagressions.”
And these are the same young people whose number one rule sometimes appears to be, “You shall not offend me or hurt my feelings!”
... In the end, the problem is not with an age group as much as it is with a mindset, and it is a mindset that simply doesn’t work in real life – unless you want to be playing with Play-Doh to ease your pain when you’re married with kids and grandkids.
I would substitute the word "worldview" for "mindset" in his last paragraph, for it really is their distorted perspective on reality. Jesus strikes at the very heart of the sin of self-centeredness with this unequivocal declaration: “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me” (Matthew 16:24). To deny oneself means letting go the material things used to gratify self. To deny oneself is to let go of selfish desires and earthly security and focus instead on the interests of God (Matthew 6:33). The mindset of “he with the most toys wins!” is seen for the fallacy it is. Denying oneself turns us from self-centeredness to God-centeredness. Self is no longer in charge; God is. Christ rules our hearts.