Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Self esteem run amock...

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I've spoken before about the deadly results of the self-esteem movement... 

The self-esteem movement creates monsters... 

This morning I watched three videos on The Blaze that shows how young people, having been raised in the self-esteem movement, behave - and it ain't pretty.  The third video is available at The Blaze.

These are nothing more than spoiled and arrogant young people with an overly developed sense of entitlement and a healthy dose of "self-esteem."  Actually, this doesn't look too much different from the union thugs demonstrating.






More:

Dennis Prager: Want to Raise a Good Person? Stop Nurturing Your Child's Self-Esteem

15 comments:

Mark in Spokane said...

Oh yes, the kind of self-esteem education that most of our young people have received is disastrous. Trust me on this. We now have people well through the college pipeline who have been infected with this nonsense, and they are showing up -- in the workforce, in professional schools (lawyers, doctors, teachers), in serious public safety and public health jobs (police, firefighters, nurses, etc.). And the results ain't pretty. The chaos in Wisconsin is what we get when self-esteem takes the place of actual skills or values in our educational system.

Teresa said...

I think that "self-esteem" with the absence of morality is what causes monsters. Or at least bits and pieces from the self-esteem movement are okay but the movement takes it to the ultimate extreme. Anything taken to the extreme can be detrimental.

Reaganite Republican said...

If that was MY car, I'd catch and disembowel each and every of these fun-loving characters

Adrienne said...

Mark - spot on!

Adrienne said...

Teresa - true...

Adrienne said...

RR - I'm with you but would prefer an Uzi.

Honestly - I become so enraged when I see someone trashing other people's property my blood pressure goes through the roof.

And those lovely homes the students are living in and trashing breaks my heart.

Toyin O. said...

This is so true, kids today need perspective and discipline:)

Matt said...

Well, at least they feel good about themselves...

Sarcasm aside, I'm with Mark. These folks are a workplace disaster.

Adrienne said...

Toyin - discipline? That's almost unheard of today.

Adrienne said...

Matt - that's what we're always saying around the house. The kids are dumb as stumps (due to bad educational practices) but they feel really good about themselves.

Always On Watch said...

The schools are partially at fault, perhaps large at fault, in promoting the "doctrine" of self-esteem.

Some years ago -- in a private school, of all places -- the administration issued two grading edicts to us teachers:

1. Don't put an "x" on an incorrect answer. An "x" hurts the student's feelings.

2. Don't use a red pen to grade papers. Red ink "alarms" students.

I refused to follow those two rules, finished out my contract, and resigned at the end of the school year.

In a few minutes, I'm going to link to this post as "Today's Recommended Reading."

Blue said...

What those brats need is a good ass whoopin'

belinda said...

Real self esteem - a healthy self respect for ones self is created in children as a result of an action done by the child but children are being taught that self esteem is a feeling and something that is bestowed upon them and not something that the child is supposed to work to achieve - earn.

People have gotten the two ideas confused and as usual it's become about feelings and not about the persons work ethic , fortitude, endurance, respect, or responsibility but about me.

- Thanks liberalism

Njideka Olatunde said...

It is quite interesting that we as adults are so upset with the children of today and their actions. The first thing we say is they need discipline. Children no matter what age are a reflection of the actions of the adults in their lives. We talk about the self esteem movement and children, how much self esteem do you see in parents or society as a whole? If we want our children to change we must look at ourselves focusing on what attitudes, behaviors and actions we need to change so we can pass our changes on to our children.

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