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Ah, Colorado — the land of increasing stupidity. In this case, it’s more of the usual zero tolerance nonsense from the Caprock Academy in Grand Junction. Here a 9 year old girl decided to shave her head to support her friend who is suffering from cancer. Rather than be impressed with the show of solidarity, the school board rolled out the dress code and expelled the girl until she wore a wig or had her natural hair grow back.

Of course, the school officials have to have a meeting to decide to do the right thing; anything else would require someone to use common sense, or make a decision showing responsibility.

When I posted this in another venue, a friend asked “What are we teaching our kids?” It’s a good question — the issue here isn’t the kids, but the baby boomer and Gen X adults that were raised to be so risk aversive they fear and avoid responsibility, failure, courage, or approbation. It is the reason this collection of Americans (and most of the developed world) cannot show any kind of spine except when there is “consensus” — when groupthink and shared fault protects them having to risk all those things. The zero tolerance idiocy is a symptom of the cowardice that they were raised to show, and is linked to the hatred of individualism, denigration of courage, envy of success, and support for the mediocrity of government entitlement.

The lesson to children like this is that of banality.

Being negative and lazy is a disease that leads to pain, hardship, depression, poor health, and failure. Be proactive, and give a damn to achieve success!

– Phil Health, successful athlete.