A new study by an insurance firm is showing that some young people are upset that people call them a ‘snowflake’ because they believe it damages their mental health. They have reported that over 70% of the people they’ve surveyed or questioned that youngsters 16-24 believe the term ‘snowflake’ is not used properly and even more people believe that it could have a negative effect on people’s mental health. While trying not to laugh so hard, it was also revealed that these folks had possibly suffered from stress or anxiety, just like everyone else in the world who experiences stress and anxiety, which is naturally a part of life.
Keep in mind how stressful life can be as a teenager or young 20-something. The anxiety of asking someone to a school dance or figuring out what job to take their young life is daunting, but it’s a part of life. Everyone experiences some form of stress or anxiety, but that builds strength and resilience in young people. Or maybe it doesn’t!
The Telegraph reported more on the somewhat funny study: “Being called a “snowflake” is damaging to mental health, young people say. Figures show that the majority of young people think the term is unfair – and even more think it could have a negative effect of its own.
The “snowflake generation” is a disparaging term now commonly used to refer to young people, who are perceived to be over-sensitive and intolerant of disagreement.
But research by insurance firm Aviva found that 72 per cent of 16-24 year-olds think the term is unfairly applied, while 74 per cent think it could have a negative effect on young people’s mental health.
The figures also show that young people are more likely to have experienced stress, anxiety and depression in the last year.
Almost half of adults between 16 and 24 said they had experienced stress or anxiety, compared to just over a third of all UK adults.
Young adults were also more likely to be uncomfortable talking about a mental health problem, with one in three saying this compared to 27 per cent of all adults.
13 per cent also said they were experiencing a problem but had not sought help, compared to seven per cent of all adults.
The firm’s medical expert, Dr Doug Wright, said the term could cause problems. “Our findings suggest that young adults are more likely to be experiencing mental health problems, so using a phrase which criticises this age group could add to this issue.
“Any term used disparagingly to a segment of the population is inherently negative.
“While young adults in particular appear to take offence to the ‘snowflake’ label, the majority of adults agree that the term is unfair and unhelpful, so it’s important that people consider how such labels are used, and the cumulative effect they could have on their recipients,” he said.
The phrase, which originated in America, has particularly come to refer to universities and students who use “trigger warnings” to alert readers or listeners to potentially distressing material, and “safe spaces”, which are meant to be free of certain opinions or ideas.
It is also used to imply that young people are less resilient than older generations and quicker to take offence.
It is thought to originate with US author Chuck Palahniuk’s 1996 book Fight Club, which contains the line “You are not special. You are not a beautiful and unique snowflake”.
In an interview earlier this year he took credit for the term, adding: “My friends who teach in high school tell me that their students are very easily offended.”
To learn that young people are so easily offended means either their parents failed to develop strong, young, capable children, or that maybe there is something mentally wrong with people who are so easily offended. Being easily offended is a major weakness and anyone who suffers from it should find help to gain strength and realize that being called a ‘snowflake’ isn’t the end of the word. Of course, unless you’re a snowflake.
If being called a ‘snowflake’ is hurtful or insulting to someone, then they should try to figure out why they were called a ‘snowflake’ and realize that whatever prompted that is the reason they need to figure some things out. If someone is labeled as a ‘snowflake,’ then there’s probably a good reason for it. Being offended by everything is a weakness in one’s character and shows absolute weakness. People need to be stronger, better, and more resilient and not be offended by every little thing that comes their way.
Do you think people should stop being so politically correct and offended by everything?
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CNN Reporter Tried To Get ‘Cute’ With Melania, She Proved She’s Way More Than A Pretty Face
“posted a sharp response to a CNN reporter”
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First lady Melania Trump’s spokeswoman Stephanie Grisham posted a sharp response to a CNN reporter who asked if Melania likes to watch CNN on Twitter Wednesday.
CNN reporter Kate Bennett tweeted:
NEW: I asked @StephGrisham45 whether @FLOTUS had comment on the new Trump/Cohen tape details, and if she indeed was watching @CNN aboard Air Force One, upsetting the president, as @maggieNYT & @katierogers reported last night. Here's the response I got: pic.twitter.com/SJbxbnolMp
— Kate Bennett (@KateBennett_DC) July 25, 2018
Grisham said, “Did you know that every 15 minutes a baby is born with NAS? Maybe you’d like to talk about the 160,000 kids who skip school every day for fear of being bullied, or that 280,000 students are physically attacked in schools every month. Seems kind of silly to worry about what channel she watches on TV (any channel she wants btw) or if she heard some recording on the news.”
This comment came in response to a New York Times article that reported that Melania Trump was watching CNN on Air Force One, causing President Trump to get annoyed and demand that Fox News is played instead.
Host On ‘The View’ Claims That Trump ‘Isn’t An Example,’ Meghan McCain Makes Her Choke On Her Words
She probably regrets saying that!!
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It was a war of words when Meghan McCain of “The View” nearly jumped out of her seat to verbally slap one of her co-hosts with some hot-handed truths. It took a few words from Meghan McCain to bring her co-host back to reality as they were bashing President Trump and his personal life as not being an example, even though everything people say about him is nothing more than an accusation to crush his character.
When “The View” co-host Sara Haines complained on Monday that “the day and age of a moral leader left possibly with President Obama,” Meghan McCain clapped back immediately.
“What era was that?” McCain asked, “when JFK was sleeping with Marilyn Monroe?”
During a discussion about Michael Cohen’s recorded conversation with President Trump, Meghan McCain challenged the narrative by saying that she was far more concerned with current foreign policy concerns than with the president’s personal life.
“Can I admit something, and maybe you will pass harsh judgment on me? I don’t care as much about his personal life and which Playboy bunny he slept with. That’s between him and Melania. I care about what’s going on with Iran. I care about all this foreign policy stuff. That’s what scares me …
I’m more scared of North Korea than the president’s personal life.”
Co-host Sunny Hostin then made the claim that if Trump can’t be faithful to his wife, he can’t be faithful to the American people.
Sara Haines jumped in, saying that President Obama was the last president who could really be held up as a good example. She explained, “I think the day and age of a moral leader left, possibly, with President Obama, so I feel like those values … there used to be a time we waved our president in front of young kids and said, ‘You can be this.’ I think that time might have ended, sadly.”
McCain fired back immediately, asking, “What era was that? When JFK was sleeping with Marilyn Monroe? They all had liaisons.”
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