College Crybabies

 

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Graduation is “soon” upon us and you’re probably “freaking” out. Rightfully so, graduating college is one of the hardest things to do.

Not only does it take months to find a “legitimate” job in your field, but you’re also slapped across the face with school “loans” right after walking across that stage, along with other “bills” you’ve never had to worry about before.

Becoming an “adult” is not all fun and we “feel” for your past “safe” space.

Unfortunately Kyle S. Reyes, President and CEO of “The Silent Partner Marketing” firm, does not. The entrepreneur recently penned an “open letter” to college students quickly approaching “post grad life,” and let’s just say it wasn’t pretty.

An open letter to college crybabies from a CEO
Kyle S. Reyes | April 18, 2016

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Dear College Students,

I remember the stress of college. The anxiety of papers due. The uncertainty of relationships. The concerns about what I was going to do after graduation.

I get it. It’s tough.

I also remember professors who challenged our perceived notions of “right” and “wrong.” I recall being exposed to movies, books and papers that I massively disagreed with. Looking back, I can visualize the heated debates between people with different perspectives. I can almost hear the yelling, the screaming, the passion and the CHALLENGES.

You’re studying and learning during the Industrial Revolution of our generation. It’s exciting. It’s encouraging. It’s liberating. And yet somehow, it’s also leading to your wussification.

Before you get all offended and run to your “safe place,” understand that I pulled that word right out of one of your trusted resources of knowledge – urbandictionary.com.

Here’s the first hit for the word:

wussification (verb): The act of turning one into a wussy.
The mother has been wussifying her children from young age.
The wussification of American children is notable.

I’m sorry. I hope you didn’t mistake this letter to be one that would tell you how wonderful you are and that you’re going to make the world a wonderful place. No, my friends, that’s not what this letter is at all. This is an open letter to all those of you who are whining your way through college looking for a safe place and an entitled hall pass.

I come with a very simple message. When you cast off that safety blanket and enter into the real world, this thing called life is going to slap you faster than you can say, “Do you want fries with that?”

I recently saw an article about these so-called “marginalized students” at the University of Arizona issuing 19 pages of demands.

Then, of course, the students at Emory University who needed counseling because they didn’t feel “safe” when they saw writing in chalk that said “Trump 2016.”

To all those of you looking for your “safe place,” I have to wonder: How the hell do you walk out of your dorm (or your parents’ basement) without getting hit by a bus every day?

So on behalf of CEO’s across the country, I’d like to share with you a few lessons that you might want to learn before graduation.

  1. The Business World Doesn’t Give A Damn About You

No, really – it’s true. You saw something on the internet that you found offensive? You’ve got the sniffles? Your boyfriend broke up with you? Well, that sucks. Deal with it. I expect you to get your work done on time. Hit traffic that made you late for the fourth time this week? You should have learned after the first time that you needed to leave your house early.

Listen, even the best bosses have their breaking points. Excuses might fly in college, but they’re NOT going to fly when we’re paying you to actually get things done.

  1. The Only Safe Place Is Your Home

In the real world – and especially the business world – we’re going to challenge you. We’re going to push you. We’re going to demand that you consider other perspectives. We’re going to rip your ideas to shreds from time to time. And we’re going to insist that you play nicely with others to find ideas that actually work and implement them.

We’re going to get really pissed when you don’t deliver, and we’re going to get even more pissed when you cost us money because you weren’t willing to hustle hard enough to get the job done. And if you slack off enough, there’s no “bell curve” that’s going to save your ass from a big fat pink slip. Lucky for you there are enough people working in the unemployment office who’ve also been wussified by the system to make sure that even though you were fired for not showing up to work, you’ll probably still get to collect unemployment and sit on your ass.

  1. There’s No Such Thing As “Free”

I get it. You’ve been told that money grows on trees, that education should be free for all and that everything in life should be handed to you on a silver platter.

But welcome to the big kids’ playground. You want that health insurance? It’s going to cost you. Oh, you don’t want it? That will cost you too. You want an apartment? A house? A car? Believe it or not, you need to actually come up with some money for that! Oh, and you can quit your whining about taxes. Because SOMEONE has to pay for all of that “free” stuff – and now it’s you, sucker.

  1. If You Don’t Want To Be A Victim, Then Don’t Be

In college, any time your feelings were hurt, you were a victim. If you were challenged, the challenger was a “bigot” and you were the poor person who had their feelings hurt. Here in the real world, we expect you to be challenged and to understand that humility is just as important as bravado. Selflessness is more important that selfishness. The content of who you are as a person is more important than the color of your skin or your socio-economic background or your sex or your weight or your religious affiliation.

  1. Success Is Hard Work

We’re not going to give you five breaks a day. You’re going to have to work nights and weekends from time to time. You want to make “the big bucks”?  Then consider a nine-hour workday to be a part-time job. You’re most likely NOT going to graduate college and find a six-figure job. Hell, you’re going to be lucky if you find ANY job … and you should be grateful when you find it. Grateful … and prepared to work like a maniac to get ahead. Because in the real world, you don’t get a pass just because mommy and daddy are paying your bills.

So, ladies and gentlemen, enjoy the remainder of your time being gentle little snowflakes. Revel in the time you have at the world’s most expensive daycare’s across the country.

Because soon, you’ll be in OUR world. And it’s about to get real.

Sincerely,
Kyle S. Reyes
President/CEO
The Silent Partner Marketing

For the record, the “overwhelming” majority of college kids are “normal, cool, hard-partying” people who don’t exactly “sleep in the library” but know they still have to work “pretty hard” to earn something in life.

Unfortunately it’s the vocal “minority” that’s stomping their feet and staging constant “protests” and demanding “handouts” that’s capturing all the “national” headlines and actually “interfering or ruining” the experience for that majority.

So when you say “it’s just a few bad apples, ignore them,” tell that to the kids who can’t get to “class” and are having their favorite professors “fired” for budget cuts and having their dorms “shut down” due to low enrollment.

Many college “Social Justice Warriors” will just write off this CEO as part of the “evil” 1%. Because the only people who don’t deserve “safe spaces or special treatment” are those who are “successful or rich.”

Which “begs”the question. At what point does one become so “successful” that they forfeit “basic human rights?”

Is it when you “make” $200,000? $1,000,000? Is it when you “employ” 5 people? 50? At what point is it okay to simply “take” their stuff and “demand” they shut up.

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And believe me, that’s what these “crybabies” want. They want everyone who is not them “to simply shut up.”

Think I’m “making” this up? Watch these kids attempt to shut down “freedom of speech” at the University of Michigan.

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