The usual eye-rolling followed news that US colleges are having to teach stressed-out students “it’s OK to fail,” blaming everything from millennial entitlement to helicopter parenting – but the blame belongs with the government. The US government has shown a truly awe-inspiring inability to handle adversity, from its many foreign policy missteps to domestic fiascos. We teach children from an early age that they should all aspire to be President someday, that serving your country is the highest calling, that they can truly “be all that you can be” by joining the military – yet none of our government institutions has demonstrated the ability to handle failure with anything less than the kind of meltdown that would give the most spoiled millennial pause. College kids incapable of dealing with failure are merely emulating these role models.
Source: Don’t mock college students because they handle failure poorly; they learned it from their gov’t