What does it take to make a snowflake?
The complaints are everywhere. Kids, young adults included, are incapable. Dumbed-down! Inept! They’re “snowflakes.” Drifting with the breeze, piling up to weigh down roofs and flatten fences, snowflakes melt at the slightest rise in temperature while more await being pushed aside so functioning adults can get to work.
But nothing happens in a box. The modern snowflake didn’t arrive like a Currier and Ives Christmas card. Their existence owes in part to previous generations being either too busy working, or inventing methods to avoid work, that no thought was given to product quality at home. (Where the heart is, remember?)
Enter social media.
Latest studies would indicate Smartphones are actually killing our children by way of suicide and crushing their potential and their personality. Accomplishments are being redefined to mean navigating a blizzard of tweets texts and Instagram brag