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That part jumped out to me too. Always wanting to control other people, usually via punishment. Is this a personality type? Why does it seem like this way of thinking has invaded “leftist” spaces?

Like I think about the way my husband and I parent, and despite never using punishments our kid is well-behaved. And then I think of how I interact with other people and it just doesn’t cross my mind that I can (or should!) control other people or want to punish them for not agreeing with me.

Where is this control/punishment thing even coming from?

[–] vulvapeople 6 points Edited

My preference is to avoid shitty people. I guess I wouldn't cry if their lives sucked, but I'm not invested in making that happen.

There seems to be a trend among younger millennials and zoomers that they think everyone is required to put up with them, not leave them alone, but full-on cater to them as they prefer, and I wonder if the "inclusivity" that's been pushed in schools is related to this. I almost dropped my monocle when I first read that there are schools that forbid children from having best friends. That, of course, would be "exclusive", and we can't be having that.

I almost dropped my monocle when I first read that there are schools that forbid children from having best friends.

wtf!!

I think you make a good point about how this phenomena might be at least partially caused by the school environment.