The man, the myth, the legend Mike Rowe appeared on “Fox and Friends.” While on there he laid the smack down on the people allow college kids to reside in a bubble. Treating college kids like snowflakes and sheltering them from the real world is no way to get them to develop for life after college.
Rowe made an appearance on the show to discuss the “Students Resilience Program” at Florida State University. Students are given the option to skip the program if it is too stressful for them. How absurd is that? How is one to learn stress management if they just are allowed to skip anything stressful?
The host of “Dirty Jobs” called out how ridiculous this practice is.
“You can opt out of a stress program if it causes anxiety? It’s getting weird guys,” Rowe said. “I mean, I don’t really know what else to say that I haven’t said about the safe space mentality and the unintended consequences of ignoring sensible chronology with regard to the priorities we ought to be focused on, educating the youth.”
Rowe believes it’s hard to blame the students for this silliness as it is the parents and school administrators who created these safe spaces.
“We built the safe space. We’re rolling out the anti-stress programs. We’re the ones who were indulging talk of trauma for everyday situations. I think we’re the clouds from which the snowflakes fell and at some point, we have to look at each other and say ‘what’ve we, uh, what’ve we done here?’”
He’s right. These students are this way because adults keep giving them excuses to take the easy way out. But, Mike Rowe knows this isn’t the reality in a work environment. These students are in for a big shock when they leave college and expect their employers to treat them as if they’re special without ever proving that they are.
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Time and time again Rowe proves that he just gets it. College is a great path for many. But for many, many others the best way is to get out there and prove their worth and learn by trial and error in the working world.