Health and well being? We aren't talking about a flu outbreak. We are talking about someone speaking. If their little minds can't handle a different opinion... why not oh... just not go hear him.
Words have immense power, and if people feel threatened I think its great they have an avenue to seek help.
HA HA... what are they going to do in the real world?
Hopefully continue to seek help when they need it, and keep communicating openly. Seeking counselling does not make someone weak.
Seeking counseling doesn't make you weak. Seeking counseling because you can't accept a different opinion does.
I think most people in todays society struggle to deal with things they aren't used to or oppose. I think trying to address that with a counsellor would be beneficial.
So would growing up.
Well its not my generations fault that our parents sucked at parenting
Parents didn't do this. You are grown and making your own decisions. Take responsibility for your own actions.
Parents are supposed to instill values in their children, and make them emotionally and mentally capable of navigating through life. Seems unfair to blame an entire generation of young adults on how they behave, and not hold parents responsible.
I am not blaming an entire generation. I am blaming these delicate snowflakes that can't handle other opinions. You can't blame your poor behavior on your parents. Take responsibility for your own actions.
Hey, I'm doing just fine. I'm just defending and entire group of kids you're calling "smowflakes".
I am calling the kids that need counseling because they can't handle someone else's opinion. They are snowflakes. Come on... that is ridiculous.
Its not about disagreeing with someone. Its about people saying negativeor discriminatory things about a group you belong to, and you feeling unsafe or antagonised. Maybe they're sensitive. But I think its good to provide some help.
@Gypsy the thing is, its not a mandatory speech that everyone has to listen to to. If you don't want to hear what Ben has to say, you just don't go. So why would you need counseling for something you're not participating in or apart off?
I know what you mean, but I can imagine feeling upset by the fact that a large group of people are collecting to discuss ideas that oppress you/etc.All I'm saying is the university is using measures to ensure all students can seek help if they feel threatened or upset. I think that is positive.
But how do you know it's oppressive if you're not attending the speech? If you truly believe what the guy is saying is wrong, then shouldn't you go and challenge him with thoughts and ideas to maybe educate him on things he maynot be aware off? Like if you believe he is oppressing people , then you have to debate him. Running away or seeking counseling it's going to change his views.
* isn't going *
@Gayview_Mahat this is unbelievable.
I mean, I sure as hell would, but maybe they don't have the confidence?
Then that's their problem. If they can't handle other people's opinions... they shouldn't go.
Of course, but the university gives them the option to talk to a professional about that inability to cope...
The issue isn't the university offering counseling. The issue is there shouldn't be a need for counseling if you don't agree with someone. I don't know Ben Shapiro, but I know he can't say anything that would offend me to the point where I would need counseling. I believe the coddling of adults (they are adults) is not beneficial to anyone including themselves.
Whether or not they should be the way they are is besides the point. The reality is that there are people that have these issues with coping. Counselling seems like a good way to help them get past it.
It is just so sad
On one hand you have people that struggle to deal with things they perceive as hurtful, on the other you have people who say things that may be hurtful. Its shit either way.
People are going to say hateful things your whole life. I've had people say ugly things to me. I don't run to get counseling.
And you dont have to. But its nice to have the option.
Last I knew, universities were places people attended in order to be exposed to ideas and concepts they don't already possess or understand.Then, to critique and reason through those new concepts in order to find the truth.You are arguing that the health and wellbeing of students is in danger by having someone say words in the geographic vicinity. Kinda silly isn't it?
One of the most important parts of college campuses is the free exchange of ideas, if you can't accept that, you shouldn't be in college.
Universities are also a place for people to grow and develop. Counselling can facilitate that.
Does burning cars and tearing up business do that also?
Yes, but not to this extent. Before you go into college you should already be able to listen to other people's ideas.
You go to college when you're 17! Theyre bloody teenagers!
Not too long ago 17 year old kids would already have been considered adults and had professions, families, and kids.Yet, our 17 year olds are unable to handle having a speaker come to their campus without needing counseling?Give me a break. I hope they continue to fail at life.
@Poncho_Luoncho yeah that'll be great for the planet
Do you think a 17 year old should be able to decide whether or not she can have an abortion? Or do you think her parents should decide?
Good lord this is getting off tangent.All I'm saying: i think giving students the option to go to a counsellor to speak about reservations is a good move by the university.
No you can't have it both ways. Either they are a 17 year old that can't handle someone else's opinion and or ending a pregnancy. Or they can handle both.
If they can't handle opinions they bloody well won't handle a pregnancy and motherhood. That comparison is flawed.
None of us are going to get out of here alive.
How can one need counseling for something they aren't apart of? What exactly do they need counseling for if they are not attending the speech? How do they know what Ben is saying if they are not there?
But they can handle killing their baby?
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Do what? Need counseling?
Sorry I kinda forgot question part of this - I meant both sides get in each others faces if they avoided this unnecessary conflict there would not be a need for anything, people would be just too busy getting on with their everyday lives - I don't agree Ben Shapiro so why go hear him speak - It seems to me like spending a lot of money to go to your local rivals sports arena and hoping to see them lose, could be an expensive and a negative hobby especially if they win.
You have to realize that these delicate liberals can't stand to even be in the vicinity of someone speaking of a different opinion.
I get the gist of your point - The over reactors on both sides muddy the field so much that a lot of crap is getting through unnoticed - Everyone is getting tied up in personalities and petty issues instead of trying to find a way forward - A lot of the ambitions on both sides are very similar just the how to do it might be different - If you are going to engage, find out what you agree on instead of what you disagree on but back to your point, there are 7 billion people on the planet and they all aren't going to agree with you so it would make sense to ignore them and just get on with your own life if you don't want an argument ( if both sides want to debate contstructively then great but unlikely)
https://youtu.be/N3TqhzL6-WYWorth a look if you haven't seen it lol
Wow she better watch out. Hillary will get her.
She may accidentally shot herself in the back?
Yes the Clintons have a lot of blood on their hands
You could fill an Olympic sizes pool with the blood they've spilled
As for it being hilarious? Meh. Some people benefit from having a trained professional to talk to, others don't need it.
It is funny. What are these kids going to do when they get in the real world? Run for their safe space... get their therapy dog?
it's a shame because you have people with actual mental illnesses that really do need counseling and issues but instead they are pandering to people who can't stand having their feelings hurt
They could just not go hear him.
Thats how people control others. They play the victim card in order to get others to feel sorry for them, pass laws, and eventually they take control and we have communism.
To a liberal everyone that doesn't agree with them is a nazi.
They no longer have any teeth to bite with, The weak-minded just think they do.
which is ironic of them because he's a Jew lol
Tariq Nasheed has done that: he accused Shapiro of being a white supremacist, even though Ben is a Jew lol
@BruceJender I sen that. Tariq is human garbage, And in no position to call others racist.
Tariq is an idiot
Some Moonbats have already tried to give him that label.
Also because california is stupid, they want to become germany from ww2, or Venezuela now. Where you cannot disagree with anything they say. Hillary ran for president lost and are sore losers. I knew this would happen when they started giving out trophies to losers. Now those losers need a participation trophy for voting for a loser that lost the election.