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Too much coddling
lizzielizzie pointed out a really cool article at the Boston Phoenix.

American coddle
These days, a growing number of young people are suffering from Too Much Positive Reinforcement: The belief, against all available evidence, that one is meant for Special Things

And just to avoid doing another post, academichussy linked this innuendo loaded video. Poking at Google that appears to be a joke recorded by the cast and crew during a season of an old UK children's program. It didn't air - but it is still amusing.

I am: tired tired
Current Media: TiVo: Fresh Gear

From: iwascaite Date: February 26th, 2004 08:16 pm (UTC) (Direct Link)
That was a great article!

Jon Stewart on The Daily Show put it best: "When did our elections become the Special Olympics? You're not all winners. Not everybody gets a hug. You guys got crushed."
7threality From: 7threality Date: February 27th, 2004 05:39 am (UTC) (Direct Link)
Very nice aricle. And quite accurate too IMO.
arconius From: arconius Date: February 27th, 2004 06:59 am (UTC) (Direct Link)
Nothing like a good reality check. Got mine in first year of college. :P

Wonder if 9/11/01 would've been different if we'd discussed this stuff a decade ago? :/

(Oh, and I'm still laughing my ass off from that video. :) )