Infantilization of College Students Reaches Care Bears Level

Infantilization of College Students Reaches Care Bears Level

College used to be an unnatural extension of adolescence. It has become an extension of nursery school. A dorm for honors students at the University of Massachusetts–Amherst actually features Care Bears:

“Feeling grumpy or stressed? Let the Care Bears help!” the display states above a large, hand-drawn rainbow adorned with bit[s] of advice for students.

“It’s important to take care of ourselves! Self-care is an active choice and you should treat it as such,” one section proclaims, while other[s] suggest that students “surround yourselves with supportive people” and “reminders of what you love.”

Students are also encouraged to eat healthily and sleep at night.

Next the front desk at the dorm will pass out pacifiers.

Children tend to be gullible, trusting, and easy to indoctrinate. Maybe that’s why colleges encourage students to revert back into early childhood.

On tips from J and Guy B. Cross-posted at Moonbattery.

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