University Installs ‘Cry Closet’ — Featuring Stuffed Animals — to Help Students Cope With Finals
And THIS my friends is why disciplining your kids with nothing more than a “time out” is such a disservice! Prepare them for the world before you send them out into it.
Just when you thought “safe spaces” — complete with adult coloring books, fluffy kitty-cat videos, and cookies — was the final indication we as a society had hit rock bottom, liberals in the realm of higher academia take things to an even lower level.
Everyone who has attended college knows that finals week is a bit rough, but most of us in older generations were already well acquainted with various kinds of adversity so we were adjusted enough to not let it drive us into the pit of despair.
Unfortunately, a lot of younger folk are being chewed up and spit out of the public school system so weak they lack the ability to handle even a civil disagreement with someone of an opposing viewpoint.
The University of Utah has responded to this weakness not by seeking to equip kids with the proper tools to face struggle, stress, and anxiety, but by giving them a place to revert back to their five-year-old self called a “cry closet.”
You simply cannot make this stuff up. I mean…what’s next? Do university football player’s moms get to stay on the field in case the linebacker gets a boo boo and needs a hug?
The closet was installed inside the Marriott Library on campus and the door features a set of instructions to help you make the most out of your time in the closet.
“A Safe Place for Stressed Out Students. This space is meant to provide a place for students studying for finals to take as short 10 minute break.”
— Big Cat (@BarstoolBigCat) April 25, 2018
Here’s a list of the rules for using the cry closet. Yes, they have rules:
— Knock before entering.
— Only one person in the closet at a time.
— Limit your time in the closet to no more than 10 minutes
— Turn lights and timer off before leaving
— Use #cryclosetuofu if posting on social media
— Allison Croghan (@AllisonCroghan) April 25, 2018
The inside of the closet is loaded with stuffed animals, a ten-minute timer, and a fabric wall lining.
Please folks, limit your crying to ten minutes.
Nemo Miller, the young fellow who came up with the “cry closet,” is a senior in the school’s fine arts program (OF COURSE!) and had this to say about his little experiment:
“I am interested in humanity and the inherent complexities of the human condition. In my work, I reflect on my experiences and explore what it means to be human. One aspect of humanity that I am currently exploring is connections and missed connections through communication. It’s been interesting to watch the response to this piece about human emotions, and I’m proud to see the power of art in action.”
Just think, folks. These are the same kids who will not only one day be running the country, they’ll be in charge of making health decisions on your behalf.
Scary, isn’t it?