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  1. For those of you who care, this is a satire article. It's not real.
  2.   **This is a satire piece and that it should not be taken seriously. Nonetheless, considering the feedback it originally got from Canadians, I do feel like it does raise an interesting topic about our society and how we treat young individuals**   Dear generation of today: Don't fall into the trap of allowing society to pamper you so that you can feel "good about yourself".   Too often today I see students and young people being "babied". For some reason, there is a deep fear in today's society that if a child/student goes through a "negative" experience, such as failing a course, losing a game, or not achieving something they are striving for, that child could potentially suffer from severe stress or emotional and psychological trauma for the rest of their life. We see this in schools, in the workplace, and in the home.   As an educator, I find this deeply troubling. It has bred a society of entitlement where young people feel they deserve something that they haven't worked for. Many teachers or employers today are forced to cater to lazy students/workers who take advantage of this recent cultural norm. Moreover, it has also created a society where young people need constant help, encouragement and positive feedback in order to even function in school, work or life.   Don't misunderstand me. I am not saying that individual students who need extra support or emotional encouragement should not receive it at all. There are many young people today who come with emotional, physical, or mental issues (possibly from past experiences) that may need special assistance. Students all learn differently and teachers must do their very best to support the students they have. However, there is a fine line between providing the necessary support and pampering the child. I believe in today's culture, we are overdoing it.   If we constantly cater to young people and allow them to easily get by in education, sports, and life without any experience of failing, and if we continue, as a culture, to preach the idea that they can "do anything they put their mind to", then we're setting them up for failure. What happens when that young individual becomes an adult and fails in their job, their marriage, or their relationships? We pray that this never happens to them, but what if it does? How will that young person react to failure if they've been pampered their whole life and told that they can do anything they put their mind to? As adults we know the reality of life: we will, at some point, experience failure in something, no matter how hard we try.   To conclude, I believe as a society we need to be cautious in how we treat our young people. We cannot continue to create a culture of entitlement, laziness, and "constant success" for them. If we allow them to experience failures early in life, with the right amount of support, it will only make them stronger for when they do go through the real hardships of life: adult life.
  3. Hurricane like winds to hit BC coast

    the article is from March 2011...
  4. [Signing] Canucks Re-Sign F Sven Baertschi

    Just heard this on TSN1040 as well. 1 year 1 way deal... numbers TBA.
  5. Elliotte Friedman ‏@FriedgeHNIC 2m2 minutes ago This morning, mentioned LA interested in Lucic but couldn't make it work. Understand LA/BOS revisiting it this afternoon. We'll see.
  6. [Signing] VAN signs Ryan Miller

    You either go longer term at a cheaper price or shorter term at a more expensive price (Benning is going with the latter). I myself like this. The cap hit is higher but in the long run, 2 years is perfect. I would hate to be stuck long term (4-5 years), especially if he's overtaken by Lack in the future. It would essentially be another Luongo situation.