Dialogue 12 – Snowflake

December 10th, 2018 by Ken


“What’s a Snowflake,” she asked.

“Wait, you mean you don’t know what a snowflake is, he asked?

“I know what a snowflake is,” she said.  “I’m not talking about the frozen rain that falls from the sky.  I’m talking about the common usage that’s been going around the internet.”

“Snowflake is a derogatory term being used by some people to describe the current generation of kids and young adults.  These kids have been sheltered and pampered by their parents, by their schools, and even by the government to such an extent, that they are fragile and liable to fall apart if something offends them.

“That’s why they use the term Snowflake to describe them, because a snowflake is fragile and falls apart when you touch it.”

“That seems a little out of place,” she said.  “I agree that today’s kids seem to find fault with just about everything, but isn’t that the way kids have always been?   Weren’t we that way when we were kids?” she asked.

“I don’t know about you, but I know I didn’t fall apart if someone looked at me, or if someone disagreed with me, or if I didn’t agree with something they said.  “That’s part of growing up and becoming an adult.  You need to be able to tolerate the slings and arrows that others throw your way.

“You have to learn to stand up for yourself without relying on government to help you out,” he said.

“What wrong with that,’ she said.  “People of color, poor people, disabled people, have always been looked down upon by our society.  Why shouldn’t government step in and even things out.”

“Government has it’s role,” he said.  “But, when you tend to rely on government for everything, then you place your future in the hands of a bureaucracy that can limit your freedoms as quickly as they can assure it

“Anyway, I’ve got to go now,” he said.

“Why, Where are you going?” she asked.

“I’ve got to make sure my unemployment check was deposited in my account today,” he said.


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