The POTUS is a glaring example of how wrong you are. Maybe it's the age of the snowflake.
One snowflake is harmless. But if there are enough of them, they can be a deadly force of nature. Canadians know this. Russians know this. Norwegians know this. My generation claim to know this...walked to school...six feet of snow...uphill, both ways...yadda yadda.
..Now the commencement speakers will typically also wish you good luck and extend good wishes to you. I will not do that, and I’ll tell you why.
From time to time in the years to come, I hope you will be treated unfairly, so that you will come to know the value of justice.
I hope that you will suffer betrayal because that will teach you the importance of loyalty.
Sorry to say, but I hope you will be lonely from time to time so that you don’t take friends for granted.
I wish you bad luck, again, from time to time so that you will be conscious of the role of chance in life and understand that your success is not completely deserved and that the failure of others is not completely deserved either.
And when you lose, as you will from time to time, I hope every now and then, your opponent will gloat over your failure. It is a way for you to understand the importance of sportsmanship.
I hope you’ll be ignored so you know the importance of listening to others, and I hope you will have just enough pain to learn compassion. Whether I wish these things or not, they’re going to happen. And whether you benefit from them or not will depend upon your ability to see the message in your misfortunes.
It probably is the age of the snowflake. A natural evolution in our increasingly narcissistic journey as human beings. First we were naked and hungry. Now at least in the USA we're fat and spoiled even if we're broke. I can be "broke" and of course then I don't crave beans and rice that I have right in the cupboard. I crave some righteously good organic dark chocolate wrapped in nice foil with a colorful paper wrapper.With all the snowflakes (of every generation) popping up right and left, Eddard "Ned" Stark is right, "Winter is coming."