Around the nation, students are turning to the tools of toddlers as a bizarre form of therapy in the wake of Donald Trump's election last week. Colleges and universities are encouraging students to cry, cuddle with puppies and sip hot chocolate to soothe their fragile psyches, an approach some critics say would be funny if it weren't so alarming.Great Jumping Jehoshaphat on a stick. College is not a place to coddle crybabies. College is a place to demand rigorous thinking, to challenge assumptions, to explore options and to meet standards. I believe that if I were a college administrator and my students came to me with a request for a "cry-in", I'd schedule it, but I'd invite military recruiters to attend.
It's time to grow up, children. Grow up quickly. Your country needs you. Crying ain't going to help.