College Is Coddling Students And Not Challenging Them: Today, we are talking about the coddling on college campuses and how we can change that to start producing good results! Dr. Everett Piper is with us to talk about how insane it is on some campuses where they are even bringing goats to comfort college students. Tune in now to learn more!

Air Date: 06/27/2018

Guest: Everett Piper

On-air Personalities: David Barton, Rick Green, and Tim Barton


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Faith And The Culture

Rick:

You’ve found your way to the intersection of faith and the culture. This is WallBuilders Live, where we’re talking about today’s hottest topics on policy, faith, and the culture. We always do that from a Biblical, historical, and Constitutional perspective.

The reason for that is we want to know what the Bible says about it. We don’t want to just assume we know what’s best. We want to actually go to the Good Book and get answers.

And then we want to know what we can learn from history- what’s actually worked? What didn’t work? Let’s learn from what other nations have done and what we’ve done throughout our history. And then of course that constitutional perspective- how does this issue, that we’re going to talk about, line up with constitutional principles and the founding formula for America?

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College Coddling- Petting Animals for Stress Relief

Dr. Everett Piper will be with us later in the program to talk about some of the- I don’t even know how to say this guys, the lunacy on some of our college campuses out there. And wait, I think Tim’s bringing a goat into the studio now to pet from stress.

Is anybody stressed? Do we need to have- what about, you know, maybe a sheep or a goat, or maybe a horse? What can we bring in for you guys to pet that would take away your stress?

Tim:

So I have some taxidermied animals. I don’t know if that really meets the-

Rick:

Would that work though? If it doesn’t kind of nose you back and all that? Does it receive your stress? I don’t know how this works on these.

Tim:

Yeah you know that’s a good point.

Rick:

Our listeners are thinking we lost our mind at this point, Tim. You should probably tell them what we-

Tim:

We might need to let them in on what’s happening. Otherwise, yeah, it does sound really weird.

Students Pet Animals to Calm Stress About College Exams

Rick:

They’re actually doing this. This is not dreamed up. So this is on college campuses where they’re saying the kids are stressed over their final exams. So in order to relieve the stress, we’re going to bring in little animals, like goats, for them to pet.

And I guess somewhere, somebody decided that if you sit down and pet a goat that it relieves your stress. And that may be true, I’m just not sure that’s the university’s expectation with our tax dollars to relieve stress with petting goats. What do you guys think?

Tim:

Well, my first wonderment is why did we pick goats and not puppies and kittens?

Rick:

Right!

Tim:

How have puppies and kittens been replaced by goats?

Rick:

Maybe less likely to be taken home.

Tim:

Well you know that could be a point, right. Somebody’s not going to go hide this in their dorm. That’d be weird if you took the goat into your dorm room. Maybe that’s- that’s first of all that’s super weird. Secondly, how in the world are you preparing them for a real-life situation?

Rick:

Yeah.

This Treatment Does Not Prepare Students for Real Life Situations

Tim:

When you are saying, “Hey guys in stressful moments, you don’t need to overcome. Right? You don’t need to put on your big boy pants, your big girl pants, nope. What you need to do, is you need to find some little furry creature that you can go sit down and take a timeout with because that’ll make you feel better. And as long as you feel good, that’s what-” That’s not the life that I live.

Rick:

Now, wait, wasn’t that what- when they stormed the beaches at Normandy, didn’t they stop the boats for a little while, you know pet a fish or something to get rid of the stress? I mean that’s all I can think of- is how in the world are we going to raise a generation to defend the nation, to be titans of industry, and invent things, and get through…

Anybody who’s been an entrepreneur knows you’ve got days you want to just cry because things aren’t going so well, but you don’t! You go back to work and you keep working hard. You work 15 hour days if you have to. I don’t see that happening with these kids.

Bringing In Animals to Pet Is Ridiculous

David:

Let me say that this is wrong on a bunch of levels. And I’m going to choose the level you guys didn’t choose. I’m going to back up into earlier days. I raised goats for a long time. And I showed goats. I have all sorts of first place trophies from having the best nanny, the best billy.

Tim:

Now you’re just bragging

David:

I’m bragging, I’m bragging. We would have up to 200 goats at a time in the herd. And so I raised goats. I sheared goats. I took care of goats.

Tim:

You sheared goats?

David:

Oh yes. Yeah, they were Angora goats. You sheared them for the Angora, it’s actually called- they called it Angora wool. But that’s what they made a lot of clothes and sweaters out of. Every year we had to shear the goats. Every year.

Tim:

Interesting. I’ve sheared sheep. I don’t generally think of goats as being the big, furry, hairy ones.

David:

No, Angora goats, that’s-

Tim:

Interesting, ok! Interesting.

David:

You sheared them, once a year. And I will tell you, I have been hurt by goats in more ways than you can possibly imagine. And anyone who thinks that bringing goats in, and sitting them down, and we can pet them, and nothing’s going to happen, is somebody who’s watched too many episodes of Mr. Rogers Neighborhood.

“Where Does It Stop?”

Now granted there are some breeds of goats that are fairly docile. There are some miniature kind of goats that are fairly small, probably not going to hurt you. And you know maybe that’s what they’re using, but-

Rick:

I just can’t, David, I just, I see the- I mean this should be a Studio C skit. I mean it really should. And then the goat go crazy and start kicking and headbutting. And I just-

David:

Just to imagine that because we bring an animal in for you to pet, things are going to be nice. And I mean that doesn’t even make sense. So it’s wrong on so many levels. And, you know, maybe they’re using the petting zoo goats- who knows. And if you’re going to do that, why not bring in a baby kangaroo or something. Bring in a baby camel or- where does it stop?

Tim:

I vote for a baby giraffe.

David:

That would be cool.

Tim:

That would be much more fun. So as a baby, it’s still looking me eye to eye or over my head.

David:

I think over your head as a baby.

Real World Problems Are Not Handled This Way

Tim:

Oh my goodness. See, yeah see- that’s what the colleges should do, is if they really want to be empathetic for the kids, right, we really want to help you, we’re going to let you vote on what animal you want to bring in.

So yeah, bring in a baby elephant. Oh man, yes. This is where it gets good. Although again, I don’t think this prepares them for life. But if we’re going to be ridiculous, at least let’s be good at being ridiculous. So let us at least vote on how ridiculous this is. Now again I don’t think this is preparing them to get a job when they graduate.

David:

Now you don’t know that, how many- you don’t know how many places in the United States that in the break rooms they keep goats there so that employees can go in and relieve stress.

Tim:

So they have this indoor petting zoo.

David:

Exactly, exactly.

Tim:

Maybe it’s an outdoor petting zoo- sure, I mean yeah, yeah.

Rick:

Yeah, the furniture in that office is spotless. I mean there’s not any chewing on the corners of those couches, no.

Dr. Everett Piper To Join Us With His Take On the Situation

David:

But I mean just think how many companies we’ve heard in the last five years to do this. You have IBM, and you have Starbucks, and you have- actually I can’t think of any company who’s ever done that. So how does this prepare you for anything in the real world?

Tim:

Yeah not in a stressful moment, to be ready to handle stress, to be ready to rise above a difficult situation, do the right thing. In the midst of this, of course, one of the people who was a person speaking moral clarity, common sense to this is someone we’ve had on the show many times, our good friend Dr. Everett Piper.

And any time that something ridiculous happens in the academic circles, he seems to be the voice of reason explaining why this is a dumb idea beyond what we could already imagine. So we thought, “You know, we should get Dr. Piper on to talk about this.”

Rick:

Everett Piper our special guest today. We’ll be right back on WallBuilders Live.

 

Moment From American History

This is Tim Barton with another moment from American History. The year after the American War for Independence ended we begin addressing the issue of Muslim terrorists in North Africa, who were attacking American ships, killing, and enslaving American seamen.

Congress dispatched John Adams and Thomas Jefferson to negotiate peace. When they asked the Muslim ambassador the reason for the unprovoked attacks he told them that it was written in their Qur’an, that it was their right and duty to make war upon them whenever they could be found.

Sixteen years of negotiations failed and in 1801 America send its military to crush the terrorists. When that war ended in 1805 the first American edition of the Qur’an was published, urging Americans to read the Qur’an to see for themselves that its teachings were incompatible with the safety and peace of non-Muslims. To see the first American Qur’an and to get more information about America’s first war on Islamic terror, go to WallBuilders.com.

 

Dr. Everett Piper With Us From Oklahoma Wesleyan University

Rick:

Welcome back! Thanks for staying with us here on WallBuilders Live. Dr. Everett Piper back with us from Oklahoma Wesleyan University.

And Dr. Piper, the Bartons said we got to get Dr. Piper to see if he’s got any goats for the college graduation there so the kids can pet them, you know, and handle the stress. Can you believe this?

Dr. Everett Piper:

It’s crazy. It is just crazy. Some of these stories, Rick, you just wonder- is somebody making them up? Or is this real?

Rick:

Exactly.

“We’re In a Place Where We Are Petting Goats Rather Than Pursuing God”

Dr. Everett Piper:

And this is one of them. The University of Maine in Orono actually had goats for students to pet during finals week so that the students could manage their stress. So I guess our students are so fragile, that we’ve got to go out and buy a bunch of goats and line them up in front of the classroom before they go in to take their final. So that they can pet the goat on the head so that they don’t get all stressed out and fail the test. This is where we are in the academy today. Where we actually are petting goats rather than pursuing God.

Rick:

Does that say to the kid, “Ok, you know, if job gets tough don’t worry, your boss will have a squirrel or something there for you to pet in your- sit in your desk and-” I just, I mean, what are they thinking? I mean where do they, where does this even come from? How does the Left come up with this stuff?

Coddling Our Kids Instead of Challenging Their Character

Dr. Everett Piper:

And that, you know that the shame of it right now is they’re unapologetic about it. I covered it in my book, “Not a Daycare”, where you’ve got counseling centers across the land from Brown to Berkeley and everywhere in between, where they actually have teddy bears, coloring books, crayons, play dough, and videos of frolicking puppies.

And now we actually are adding goats to the equation so that you can sit there and pet them while you’re getting ready to take your test in mathematics, or biology, or whatever it is. This is coddling our kids rather than challenging their character, and it’s the antithesis of what the college and university is supposed to be.

Coddling our kids instead of challenging their character- that nails it. Right there. I mean what happens to a society and a culture if you allow this to go on for generations and you have a high percentage of the populace being coddled like this, instead of challenged?

“We’ve Raised a Generation of Children As Opposed to a Generation of Adults”

Dr. Everett Piper:

Well, what happens is what we see playing itself out on the nightly news. We see adults now, not just 18, 20, 21-year-old college students, but we see 40-year-olds, and 48-year-olds, and 50-year-olds actually pouting on the national news every night because they’re not getting their way. We’ve raised a generation of children as opposed to a generation of adults.

Ideas have consequences. And when you teach second things rather than first things. When you teach comfort, when you teach comfort rather than character you’re going to get a spoiled child, who is the talking head on the nightly news, as opposed to a mature adult who’s actually helping a civilization navigate the difficulties of our time, rather than sitting around crying and complaining, and pouting and moaning about it.

Rick:

When you look out there right now, Dr. Piper, at literally the society as a whole, at the American society and populace- do you see enough of a remnant that, you know, if there are enough adults, if you will, I mean not I’m talking about age, I’m talking about maturity and just guts and willingness to make tough decisions, willing to do what needs to be done to keep this train on the tracks?

We Have Reason to Be Optimistic

Dr. Everett Piper:

I’m an optimist. I think you are too, we know the end of the story. We’ve read the Book. But I think the evidence out there to help us feel optimistic is even coming from the atheist, agnostic, the Left if you will.

For example, Dennis Prager and Adam Carolla are producing a movie titled “No Safe Spaces” that’s coming out this fall. I’m featured in that as well as Oklahoma Wesleyan, but with me are the likes of Bill Maher, Val Jones, Cornel West, and Adam Carolla etc., are agreeing with me that we’ve created a monster and it’s turning around to bite us and we need to recognize that if we want to be a free society we can’t be seeking comfort all the time. We actually need be challenged by uncomfortable ideas.

Rick:

Yeah.

Dr. Everett Piper:

I’ve even got people like Bill Maher agreeing with me.

Rick:

Wow.

Dr. Everett Piper:

And when did you ever think there will be a world where the two of us would be saying the same thing?

The Battle Is the Lord’s, We Need to Run Into the Face of the Storm Rather Than Away From It

Rick:

Yeah, that is very encouraging to hear. I didn’t realize that was even happening. Didn’t know the movie was coming out either, so that’s great news as well. I mean my mind goes immediately to just the wimp factor, and the idea that- can we defend ourselves? Are there enough people? And there still seems to be.

And as long as this stuff is not permeating the military side of things, we can still defend the nation. Because if you raise a generation that’s looking to pet goats and feel better, they’re definitely not going to charge into a battle. So maybe the Trump Factor stopped the social engineering long enough in the military that we can still be strong on that front.

Dr. Everett Piper:

Well, I’ve said many times, I think you probably have said something similar to it- I think Trump’s election is a stay of execution for the conservative and for the Christian. We’ve been given a little latitude to live to fight another day.

Rick:

Yeah.

We Need to Be Confident and Engage on the Battlefield

Dr. Everett Piper:

And I think we need to be grateful for that and recognize that this is the time for the battle. The battle is the Lord’s, and we need to be confident and courageous as we run into the face of the storm rather than away from it.

Rick:

Yeah, amen. Hey man and I’m like you, I’m an optimist. And when I see what you’re doing at Oklahoma Wesleyan, and a few- you know those very few good campuses across the country that aren’t buying into this leftist philosophy, it does make me think- you know if we’re teaching our kids, as you said challenging their character while the others are being coddled, at least in the arena of ideas, and the competition of campaigns, the competition of the marketplace, those that are coming out of these campuses like yours should, Lord willing, 5, 10, 15, 20 years from now be winning in that arena. Do you share that view?

Dr. Everett Piper:

Well, I think that I’d rather have the odds for me than against me when it comes to teaching the right ideas.

Rick:

Yeah.

Education Needs to Be Good, Not Safe

Dr. Everett Piper:

Am I going to hit a 100%? Am I going to hit every ball out of a park? No. But am I teaching the right stuff? Am I trying to challenge our kids to recognize a Biblical worldview as the standard for freedom? Am I challenging them that education should be- should not be safe? Education should actually be about what’s good- to quote C.S. Lewis. I don’t want safe education. I want good education. Goodness is superior to safety.

We Need Graduates Who Are Thinkers That Pursue Goodness and Excellence

So if you want safety, and security, and comfort, go someplace else. If you want goodness and excellence, come here. When I’m graduating those types of thinkers then we have reason to be optimistic that we can win.

Rick:

Yeah. Hey, man, your article’s called “Pursuing God or Petting Goats”. We’ll have a link to that at our website, WallBuildersLive.com, so folks can read the whole thing. And, as always, strongly encourage parents and students to check out Oklahoma Wesleyan University. Dr. Piper, always great to have you brother. Take care man, we’ll see you soon.

Dr. Everett Piper:

Hey, Rick blessings to you.

Rick:

Stay with us folks! Right back with David and Tim Barton.

 

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Campuses Need To Be Challenging Character, Not Coddling

Rick:

We’re back on WallBuilders Live! Thanks for staying with us. Special thanks to Dr. Everett Piper for joining us as well. Always brings some reasoned common sense to the conversation.

And David, Tim, you know, I mean I loved what he said about challenging character instead of coddling. That really sums up what we need to be doing, versus what we’re actually doing. At least on most campuses. I mean it’s not happening everywhere, and obviously Oklahoma Wesleyan is one of the good ones.

David:

Yeah. And when he said too, that when you teach comfort over character you get a spoiled child.

Rick:

Yeah.

David:

I thought that is exactly it. And these are the folks you’re putting out into the real world. I wonder why it is that only 24.7% of college graduates are able to get a job in their career field, in their degree field; why it is that three out of four industries is not picking them up and doing anything with them. You know, could be they chose bad degrees, who knows what it is. But nonetheless, it is still not preparing them.

Teaching Comfort Over Character Produces a Spoiled Child

But it made me think of something else. Tim and I, this past week, were part of a big national museum gathering called “Rights and Responsibilities”. And it was so cool. We actually had on display, as part of this museum, Gettysburg Address written by Abraham Lincoln. It only comes out of the black vault three days a year. And we got it, had it on display in Dallas as part of this museum that we did. I mean just unbelievable stuff. But it was called “Rights and Responsibilities”.

It’s the same kind of focus. Because when you focus on your rights, everything’s about you and it becomes selfish. And you become an entitlement people. And it’s all about what you owe me, it’s is my right, I have a right for this.

But when you become responsibility minded people, it all shifts. And so that was part of the point we were making, that, you know, people say, “I have a right to vote.” No. You have a responsibility to vote.

We Need To Be Responsibility Focused, Not “Right” Focused

Because we have a right to vote and we don’t think about our responsibility to vote, it’s now become much more of an optional activity. We don’t see the duty or the importance of doing it anymore. “It’s just not convenient to me as my right, and if I don’t want to exercise it, so what?” No, there’s a responsibility. And it’s not just for your good, it’s for everyone else.

And so when you look at elections, since 1980- if you look at an off-year election like this year, when we choose our governors, and our U.S. senators, and congressmen, and others- since 1980 we average only one out of eight Americans choosing the winners, choosing who’s going to be governor. One out of eight choosing our governors and our senators? Are you kidding?

Well, we don’t see voting as a responsibility anymore. And we do that with so many other things- “You know I have a right of free speech. I can say whatever I want.” No, you have responsibility to be truthful with what you say. You can say whatever you want, but that’s ignoring your responsibilities.

It’s Not About Comfort, Challenges Are Necessary For Success

When you become “right” conscious and not responsibility conscious, it’s all about selfishness. It’s all about me. And that’s that comfort thing he’s talking about. When you teach comfort, man, you lose all the stuff that goes- you lose the character that goes with it.

Rick:

Well, actually what you’re suggesting is, you know sometimes we take it too easy on our kids, or in this case our students. And I remember Zig Ziglar used to always say, “Champions don’t sleep on a feather bed.” Sometimes you got to have it tough. You got to have to face challenges to be able to be successful.

This Also Reveals a Failure to Challenge Character In the Home

Tim:

Well, guys, one of the things I was thinking as he’s saying it, Rick, as you’re saying face challenges. And he was talking about- you can’t coddle them and expect them to have high character. You know it’s interesting that we’re looking at colleges, and how much they have fallen. But you know a lot of these kids are going to college and the colleges are meeting the demands that kids are throwing out there.

So where did the kids learn this behavior, to begin with? Right? What is it that it is happening in culture, whether it be from social media to whatever TV or music, to parents at home, right? Why is it that kids think when they go to college, the college should coddle me and meet my emotional needs, and desires, and expectations, etc.?

What has your home life been like, that you think a professor is supposed to not challenge you to grow and mature and be more, but instead to make you feel good about yourself and give you a trophy? Right?

We Are to Pursue God, Not Comfort

This is to me, is a reflection of culture, and maybe sometimes, right, not trying to step on toes necessarily, although we can- but maybe it’s a reflection of the fact they’re not being challenged at home with the kind of values or, in this case, the character they need. And so they’re looking for coddling in places where they really shouldn’t be looking for coddling as Dr. Piper says, right? We pursue God, not in this case like a pat on the back or an emotional feel good.

Rick:

Well, we need an emotional feel good of a break right now, guys. So we’ll be right back. Stay with us folks! You’re listening to WallBuilders Live.

 

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Tim:

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Responsibility and Character Building Begins in the Home

Rick:

We’re back on WallBuilder Live! Thanks for staying with us talking about the coddling on college campuses, and how to stop doing that. And to start challenging if we want to produce good results. And Dr. Everett Piper with us earlier to talk about how insane it is on some campuses. And we were talking about how to respond to that. So, guys, there’s, you know-

David:

Rick, you know, Tim ended the last segment putting all the blame on parents.

Rick:

Yeah, I was going to bring it back to parents.

David:

He threw it all the- and-

Tim:

You know I just know that I can only speak from experience. So that’s all I can say. But-

David:

I felt so guilty about this. I literally went out, I couldn’t find a goat to pet. All we got around here are turkeys and deer, and they won’t let me pet them. I don’t know how I’m going to cope with this. This is really a downer.

Rick:

Oh, I thought you were trying to find one to bring in for Tim, to make him feel better. You’re saying you needed one yourself.

Tim:

Now I’m upset. Where’s my dear? Where’s my turkey? Come on man?

Rick:

Yeah.

Tim:

Don’t be selfish.

Kids Need to Learn Responsibility, Humility, and Hard Work

David:

They wouldn’t come. They would let me touch them. This is so demoralizing.

Rick:

I think though Tim’s point is well made, that, you know, it does begin at home. And we’ve allowed the entitlement society mentality, certainly, to infiltrate even the way we treat our own kids. And, you know, they get to college and say, “Wait a minute, you mean I’m not number one at everything? I’m not going to have it easy at everything I do? And somebody else isn’t going to take care of the consequences for my bad decisions?”

David:

Rick, I want to tell you, I mean just real bluntly- our kids, grandkids come over and work at the ranch all the time, because that’s just part of what we do as a family. I mean we work the ranch. And the 6-year-old was over recently when Tim and I were doing some things, and so he started working on that- I will tell you, that six year old got more work done than a lot of the high school kids that I hire to come in and work on the ranch.

You Don’t Have to Coddle, Delegate Responsibilities and See Results

And so, I mean, even at the age of 6 you’ve got this sense of responsibility, the sense of hard work. He stuck with it. It was unbelievably good quality work that he did. And it does go back to homes. There is so much that you can expect and get if you’ll just raise those expectations. It does not have to be coddling. You actually can put some responsibilities out there and get results.

Tim:

And then I will clarify, this 6-year-old young man was on a four-wheeler with a spray rig on the back. He’s driving this four wheeler around spraying all the specific weeds. And he actually is finding the correct weeds to spray. He’s actually poisoning a lot of this stuff, so to clarify, right, I mean he’s not doing the physical labor. He can’t lift as much as a high school kid can.

Comfort and Reward Comes After You’ve Done the Work

But he’s accepting responsibility. He’s out in the sun, right. We have him covered sunscreen, right, we’re good- for anybody worried about this, right. No, there’s obviously boundaries we’ve put around to help keep him safe.

Nonetheless, he’s not thinking that “I’m six, I should only have fun and jump in the pond,” and, you know, whatever. No, we’re teaching this mentality that- no, around here, right, we’re going to be hard workers. And that’s how we can enjoy the property in the future, is we’ve taken care, and we’ve done the work, and we’ve done the labor, we’ve put in the effort, but only once you’ve done the work can you enjoy the reward.

Rick:

Well speaking of responsibility, we’ve got a responsibility in the same way to be good citizens. And that means getting educated, getting equipped, looking for things that are going to inspire us to do well in that arena. And certainly, that’s what we do here at WallBuilders. WallBuilders.com is the main website. If you go there, there’s all kinds of great tools that will do exactly that for you. They’ll equip, they’ll inspire, they’ll educate you. Check that out at WallBuilders.com.

Partner With Us to Help Train and Equip Responsible College Students and American Leaders

And then come alongside us and help us spread the word to get other people to accept that responsibility as well. When you contribute to WallBuilders, that is an investment in freedom for the next generation.

It allows us to train young people and prepare them to be leaders of the next generation, it allows us to take pastors to Washington D.C., to go on our pastor’s briefings and be inspired by the history of what pastors have done in the culture. It also allows us to train legislators, people that are actually serving in state legislatures across the country come and join us once a year and are ProFamily Legislators Conference to exchange ideas.

There’s a lot of different ways that your donation WallBuilders is going to reap benefits in the culture for generations to come. So check that out at WallBuilders.com. Thanks so much for listening to WallBuilders Live.