Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Telling It Like Is: Special Snowflake Edition

Once again another term we are all familiar with: Special Snowflake is a thing. Actually to be more specific it is known as "Special Snowflake Syndrome!" Are you kidding me? Now this one comes from the urban dictionary and other similar forms, but there is some science behind it. "The Special Snowflake (Also referred to as one with the "Special Snowflake Syndrome" or "SSS") is a person who believes they are different and unique from everyone else because of something they are or do. This thing they are or do, most commonly is something is something many many other people are doing, E.G.GenderfluidTherian (Otherkin), etc. Special Snowflakes almost always have a superiority complex." (urban dictionary) Is it any surprise that individuals with "special snowflake syndrome" have a superiority complex?  Another explanation points at mothers..."Our mothers always told us we were special snowflakes, each having our own unique beauty." Excuse me, but my mother never once uttered those words to me. She told me I was beautiful yes, and kind but a special snowflake? Aaack! No! Likewise I have never (nor will I ever spout such drivel to my own children.  

That being said, I do believe that we are in fact special snowflakes, but not in the terms described above. What makes us beautiful and unique is we are kind and think of others. We let that car in on the freeway. We do not throw temper tantrums because the waitress got the order wrong or because barista put three squirts instead of four.We do not think the world revolves around us, but rather realize that world in fact, revolves around the sun. The rest of those people are simply being selfish, rude ugly jerks. Do not encourage this behavior by reminding these idiots what beautiful snowflakes they are, instead they need to be chastised for their disgusting attitude and knocked down from their pedestal. No need to be rude or cruel(unless they are not within earshot!) just remind them that most 4 year olds behave better. 

The special snowflakes of the world are officially de-throned and the true snowflakes will now reign in harmony because we do not believe in superiority of others.


Emmy said...

As I read this I just kept thinking I wonder what special snowflakes she is thinking about while writing this post ;P But yes, we all should be beautiful and unique for the right reasons

Shell said...

I like your definition much better!