As society becomes more and more politically correct, the likelihood of offending someone continues to increase.
The so-called millennials have developed a reputation for being easily offended, and are not afraid to let them know when they do. "They have been" shot. "Now, many say that calling them" snowflakes "is actually detrimental to their mental health.
Aviva, an insurance company in the United Kingdom, has deepened in this matter and discovered that "almost three quarters of people (72%) between 16 and 24 years old said that the term applies unfairly to people in this age group, while a similar number (74%) believe that it could have a negative effect on the mental health of people " [1
Although these views are more marked among young adults, most adults think that "Generation SE The term "nowflake" is not useful: 58% of adults feel that the label is applied unfairly, while 57% believe that it could negatively affect the mental health of young people.
The study also found that 63% of young people between the ages of 16 and 24 admit that they have mental health problems, such as anxiety and depression.
These numbers are from the United Kingdom, but one can only imagine how they are translated into the United States.
Many American employers are tired of hiring young people, and One company in particular attracted significant attention by issuing its own "snowflake" survey to eliminate potential employees who would not fit into its business structure.
The novelist Chuck Palahniuk claims credit for the term. It comes from a line in his book "Fight Club".
You're not special. You are not a beautiful and unique snowflake.
Believes that liberal students need to harden themselves:
There is a new kind of Victorian. Each generation is offended by different things, but my friends who teach in high school tell me that their students are easily offended.
The beauty of freedom of expression and not being closed to different ideas is that it develops mental strength. People soon realize that it is okay not to agree, and the world will not collapse if someone does not hold the same views as you.
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