Recently, angry college students have made headlines. While there seems to be a wide range of complaints, one common denominator is kids on campuses are offended, rather frequently, by one thing or another.
Halloween costumes, micro-aggressions, macro-aggressions, fake rape stories, factually unsubstantiated poop swastikas, and a student body president spreading scary, false rumors about the KKK being on campus, have drawn attention away from what one would hope to be the main purpose of young people attending institutions of higher learning. They’re supposedly going there to develop the skill sets needed to find post graduate success in productive, rewarding careers.
Given that criterion, one of the quickest and simplest ways to measure the genuine seriousness of some of these outraged collegians would be to ask them 4 uncomplicated questions. Here they are, with a common sense follow-up query for each.
What’s your major?
Which area of study do you think will give you the best opportunity to thrive outside academia, in the real world?
What percentage of graduates in this major get jobs directly related to that subject?
Are you picking a specific academic discipline that actually has a documented track record of solid employment ?
What’s the average time between graduation and getting a full time job in a field strongly aligned with your major?
Will you be stepping right into a rewarding career or making plans to move back in with Mom & Dad?
What is the median, starting salary of those graduating within that academic discipline?
Assuming you’ll have accumulated substantial, college related debt, will the projected income from the new position meet your heightened financial needs and responsibilities?
Given the current campus climate of growing, mob controlled censorship, it’s probably unlikely we’d get any of those grumpy, delicate “scholars” to answer the inquiries cited above. But it would be in their long term best interest to find a “safe space” somewhere on school grounds, do some research, and then consider a well thought-out answer for each of those four questions. And, as a bonus, they could then share those responses with the parents who are picking up all or part of the tab for their regularly offended, cranky kids’, tuition, room and board.