The snowflakes are melting. Not the ones on my lawn this December morning either, but the ones in our colleges and universities. And while it is easy to poke fun at this “woe is me” generation, it really is sort of frightening that these are the leaders of the next generation. How did they get this way and what can be done about it? Aren’t they over Hillary Clinton’s election loss yet?
According to Wikipedia, The term ‘snowflake’ was added to the list of Collins Dictionary‘s 2016 words of the year. Collins defines the term as “the young adults of the 2010s, viewed as being less resilient and more prone to taking offense than previous generations.” In addition, the Financial Times added snowflake to their annual Year in a Word list in 2016. They defined it as “a derogatory term for someone deemed too emotionally vulnerable to cope with views that challenge their own, particularly in universities and