Congress held a hearing this week on the subject of free speech on college campuses, and it took a comedian to explain to lawmakers the problems that the “everyone gets a trophy” mentality has wrought. The comedian, Adam Carolla, was the perfect person to give this testimony because he has experienced the madness firsthand in touring America’s college campuses.
To build up our immune systems, we need to expose our bodies to challenges from an early age to strengthen them. Yet when it comes up to building up of any sort of emotional strength, young people are increasingly being sheltered from any viewpoints they may find “triggering,” making them even more fragile in the process.
That was the message of Carolla’s testimony, who spoke before Congress alongside conservative intellectual Ben Shapiro.
“Children are the future but we are the present” Carolla said at the beginning of his testimony. “We’re the adults.”
“We’re talking a lot about kids, and I think they’re just that—kids. We are the adults and we need to act like it.”
“These are 18- and 19-year-old kids that grew up dipped in Purell playing soccer games where they never kept score and watching ‘Wow! Wow! Wubbzy!’, and we’re asking them to be mature,” he said. “We need the adults to start being the adults.”
For his opening statement, and the rest of the highlights, watch below:
Parents in America should take heed of Carolla’s comments.
With an ever-changing world, children and teenagers must learn to better adapt to an economy that doesn’t care about their feelings. That’s what I took from Carolla’s testimony.
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