My son runs in a circle of friends that represent Asian and black backgrounds. One night in his dorm, he was engrossed in a video game. His roommates were all messing around when they started asking my son, “What is that racist word for black people?” As he continued to play his video game, the questioning intensified until one of his friends said, “Just say it!” At this point, my son turned around to realize they had been filming the whole thing. Why were black students trying to get my son to say a derogatory racial slur on camera? Curious.
Helping teenagers find a realistic self-perception is critical for them to move into adulthood with a healthy frame of mind. Recently Piers Morgan came under fire for his doubt of Megan Markel’s claims of suicidal thoughts. It wasn’t his doubt they got him in trouble; it was the backlash of diminishing or belittling mental illness.
I truly hate modern leadership trends and influences. Simon Sinek is an author and inspirational speaker. I recently saw a post on LinkedIn (truly useless form of social media):
You don’t hire for skills, you hire for attitude. You can always teach skills.Simon Sinek
Ever try to hire a Microsoft Certified Developer with Advanced certification? I’ll wait for your response. Hire for SKILL! Who cares about attitude????
In the end, I don’t care what your attitude is. If you can do the job, I’ll hire you. If you fail, I will fire you. What the heck has become of American business? I have no idea what he is talking about. TRULY!
This week another celebrity has announced their revelation of Transgenderism. Female born actress Ellen Page has declared tot eh wold that HE is Elliot Page. Wikipedia states it so eloquently: “Early life. Page was born and raised in Halifax, Nova Scotia. He was assigned female at birth and went by his birth name of Ellen until 2020.” Apparently, someone assigned the wrong gender at birth.