John Stossel - Wussification of America

  • Опубликовано: 22 мар 2016
  • John examines the widespread liberal practice of promoting arbitrary self-esteem and impeding the development of coping skills.

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  • sean mckee
    sean mckee 3 часа назад

    Gotta draw the line on Gavin. He talks about not coddling your kids, but that shouldn't mean a 1yo infant! If doctor says that's bad for infant, take her advise dumbass!

  • Jack Donegan
    Jack Donegan 12 часов назад

    When I played soccer when I was 8, I got mad that everybody got a small trophy, nobody got a different one. Same thing happened in hockey although they had different labels. There’s no point.

  • Geoff Thomson
    Geoff Thomson 17 часов назад

    LOL I broke my leg when I got pushed off a slide at school, grade one Edge Hill primary School, Cairns, Queensland Australia. I had to wait in Pain from Little Lunch till lunchtime before an Ambulance came & took me to Cairns Base Hospital, Where I had to WAIT in pain till early afternoon when my mum finally arrived. At the age of Five it makes you Question HUMANITY !!

  • Destiny Myrick
    Destiny Myrick День назад

    Anyone notice the girl who didn't win anything athletic is making the case for everyone should win lame ass loser talk lol

  • Destiny Myrick
    Destiny Myrick День назад

    This Gavin guy is hilarious run for President pimp

  • Kestal
    Kestal 3 дня назад

    0:37 That vocal fry though

  • John Smith
    John Smith 4 дня назад

    Wisdom is gained thru failure not success.

  • Hilario Martinez
    Hilario Martinez 5 дней назад

    If they did this in education levels why don't Businesses give a job to an not very educated individual compared to someone who can do it better. Why do only good high school athletes get scholarship to universities than underachieved what they are doing in my opinion is Weakening minds lives

  • myphonyaccount
    myphonyaccount 6 дней назад

    i agree with gavin on this. to a point.

  • shadowsa2b
    shadowsa2b 7 дней назад

    I was always given participation ribbons in school (late 90s, early 2000s). I knew they were meaningless even back then. My self esteem isnt always the best but for other reasons. I agree, at least for me, that it can be hindering to one's ability to step up and face challenges. Im working on that

  • shadowsa2b
    shadowsa2b 7 дней назад

    Feminists tell men not to be competitive, aggressive, or successful at business/careers; to stay at home, to cry about everything. To only advocate for and support the success of women, to not use their voice for their own benefit, that their masculinity is toxic to society, and that they should not be threatened by any of this because all society needs is female success and that female success is everyone's success. Any man who objects to having everything feminists call oppression of women foisted upon them is just a misogynistic, patriarchal bigot, and how dare he think for himself. Dont mansplain.
    This is what wussification means

  • crazy t
    crazy t 7 дней назад

    I prefer to be criticised for what I did if it can be improved in it. You criticise melenials for their snowflake attitude, but what do you do you just create more and more of them. Just look back over your childhood and compare it with what children today get to experience. Snowball fight band in case someone gets hurt. For life it’s like your training your kids to be an Olympian in a paddling pool then dumping them in to the Olympic pool.

  • Chris Valentin
    Chris Valentin 7 дней назад

    Not just boys, we all played hard. We had Bike wrecks, used wax paper on the biggest slides we could find, played for hours in the muddy creek while constantly watching for snakes. My friend had horses that, all by ourselves, we rode all over the countryside. Danger everywhere! It was so much fun! We were scabbed up messes and had a blast.

  • Dave Boothney
    Dave Boothney 8 дней назад

    My mom raised me to be a hypochondriac. It absolutely ruined my life. I would hold my breath around people so I wouldn't get sick. Scrub wounds I got with bleach. Until one day I was sick of it and played in the gutters and touched the dirty thing, inhaled around people and broke myself of it. Today when I do plumbing I come into contact with raw sewage, it can get into open wounds, I go on long and dangerous hikes, I do risky things but I AM LIVING MY LIFE NOW. Unintended consequences can ruin lives. I get the fearful parent thing but they are ruining their children. Some times it's best to trust the Lord for your kids safety and let them not become cowards.

  • Dave Anderson
    Dave Anderson 11 дней назад

    Keep Wussifying your boy when he grows up will employ and more likely fire your kids.

  • John Grit
    John Grit 11 дней назад

    How many of today's teens and young men would have fought World War Two? Very few! On D Day, American gun owners fed their human flesh into the Nazi war machine until it choked.

  • Tony Lorain
    Tony Lorain 11 дней назад

    leftist would have us all wear bubble rap suits !! bunch of pussbags! Not every one is good at everything!!

  • never go full Pony
    never go full Pony 11 дней назад

    Honestly my parents should give advice. They where rough with me, had their way of displing me without punching me or some shit and let me do stupid things but basically said me before : you are gonna get hurt and where right often enough. It helped me alot since I know my borders but I also know how to behave.
    Ended up making my own money on the side at age 14 and worked hard till I could afford my own car. They supported me throughout it and encouraged me.
    I'm now 21, living in my own apartment, I saved up so much money that I can keep up a nice car imported from Japan up on the side, I still earn more money than some people who have been in a job for 30 years on the side all while studying what I ever wanted

  • Nic
    Nic 12 дней назад +1

    4:36 describes me when I got a trophies and medals for doing s***. I find them repulsive now. The only trophy that I ever kept was the one medal I (and only I) earned from ACTUALLY winning something.

  • John Halchishick
    John Halchishick 12 дней назад


  • kevinthe hamster
    kevinthe hamster 12 дней назад

    Learning to fail is what's called resilience

  • kevinthe hamster
    kevinthe hamster 12 дней назад

    Trophies for all is like those Soviet generals you see with so many medals they pin them to their pants

  • J Jags
    J Jags 12 дней назад

    Too late, this whole country are pussies already. Little Johnnie hurt his elbow. Wah waah waaah waaaaah

  • Ramson Cole
    Ramson Cole 14 дней назад

    This generation, the supposed Millennials, are a bunch of fucking pussies. What the fuck happened?

  • OIdiesCentral
    OIdiesCentral 14 дней назад

    Does that Gavin baby looks half black or is it the video?

  • Hugh Mcdanel
    Hugh Mcdanel 14 дней назад

    The left is doing everything they can to soften up America, makes us easier to defeat.

  • Hugh Mcdanel
    Hugh Mcdanel 14 дней назад

    Better Butch up, hard times comming.

  • MyAnalyser
    MyAnalyser 17 дней назад

    Helmets for soccer? That is something that could never ever happen outside of America.

  • Imaginews Report
    Imaginews Report 18 дней назад

    I am so darn proud of my 11yr old grandson! The baseball team was giving EVERYONE a trophy for just showing up....and he refused the bloody thing outright! SO proud of him!

  • over00lord Unknown
    over00lord Unknown 19 дней назад

    I normally agree with this guy, but I do disagree with some of this video... When you get a participation trophie, it is just that, an indicator that you participated, it's not a first place trophie, it doesn't say you won, just that you were there and you tried.

  • over00lord Unknown
    over00lord Unknown 19 дней назад


  • Keith Villalobos
    Keith Villalobos 19 дней назад


  • Ted Spencer Sr.
    Ted Spencer Sr. 21 день назад

    This B_tch "Jenn-Anne" is a blabbering IDIOT!!! Don't forget SH_T happens! Only the winner should get a prize!!! Go Gavin!!!

  • michael ashby
    michael ashby 21 день назад

    behold ye mortal men this is what happens when liberals take over education
    p.s. im english but we have something that is basically the same

  • WilliamParadise
    WilliamParadise 22 дня назад

    They didn’t go to practice every week, you drove them!

  • _scions
    _scions 23 дня назад

    Wuss is a derogatory term? That's pretty much the point. You want to be a wuss? Idiot.

  • id104335409
    id104335409 25 дней назад

    Either we cut down all trees and wear helmets all day, or we wrestle a baby! ARE ALL PEOPLE EXTREME? DO YOU KNOW WHAT MIDDLE GROUND IS?

  • The Armed Realtor James Tiberius
    The Armed Realtor James Tiberius 25 дней назад

    I tell my kids all the time you have to learn how to be a good loser before you can be a good winner

  • DrDelicious70
    DrDelicious70 26 дней назад

    “Jesus was probably the biggest wus of our time”
    Yeah, he got whipped and crucified and supposedly arose a couple days later. What a pussy, right?

  • OarsmanPower
    OarsmanPower 26 дней назад

    That Jenn-Anne broad is deranged.

  • Steve Balee
    Steve Balee 26 дней назад

    My kids have all tossed their participation trophies on their own accord. Found them on the floor broken. They didn’t care about them. They said simply that the didn’t mean anything to them. They have kept all the awards they have earned. Kids have figured it out why can’t these jokers figure it it? Suck it up buttercup.
    I have 5 children all reacted similarly.

  • Scott B
    Scott B 27 дней назад

    So this woman thinks the jesus character was during our time?

  • fenrar36
    fenrar36 27 дней назад

    The biggest wusses skip leg day.

  • SpeedHomeAttack
    SpeedHomeAttack 27 дней назад

    So...shes not going to elaborate on how Jesus is the biggest wuss or how the word is homophobic?
    Typical left, make big claims and never elaborate on them.

  • JN Baker
    JN Baker 28 дней назад

    participation trophies remove the incentive fir children to improve, simple as that

  • onlyadrenaline
    onlyadrenaline 28 дней назад

    this world will burn and I hope the participation awards will burn first

  • Jerald Lane
    Jerald Lane 28 дней назад

    False recent studies have proven self-esteem does improve academic performance do you research dumbass now that is true you should also Foster a level of competition as well it's a balancing act that's what being a parent is.

  • Mr. Master
    Mr. Master Месяц назад

    I wonder why she's a single mom

  • Journeyman
    Journeyman Месяц назад

    Having it tough gives a person character and makes them a good problem solver.

  • Trish Fitzpatrick
    Trish Fitzpatrick Месяц назад

    I home schooled our two sons in large part to avoid this foolishness. They had their work to do and when they had done it correctly, they were free to do as they wished. I remember giving them the first challenge: Read Stone Soup out loud correctly and they won a prize. After that, reading WAS the prize. When we did a math textbook, it was the WHOLE book. I told them that it was a simple format (Saxon Math Series) that they could handle on their own. One book, one year. If they finished it in three months, DONE for the year. But finish they must even if it took them SEVERAL YEARS! We had them take the local standardized test every year like the Public School kids. They were on top (90+ percentile) EVERY YEAR.
    Professional "educators" are stuck with every stupid trend that comes down the road. Parents just do what works...

    KRISTEN NEWMAN Месяц назад

    Is this mom blogger drunk??

  • UnderRated Comments
    UnderRated Comments Месяц назад

    pretty sure failure is an important lesson or maybe i'm just a idiot

  • Bradley McMullen
    Bradley McMullen Месяц назад

    You notice how the women are mostly clueless? Why did we allow them to vote again?? I wish Gavin was MY dad,, 😑

    ROGER RABBIT Месяц назад

    with no looser's there are no winners . Loosing is important , it develops character , it make's you try harder , without this very important life lesson we will just get a generation of entitled and very confused ,
    narcissists .

  • Richard Mann
    Richard Mann Месяц назад

    Single mom. Like that is a good thing?

  • Charles Chandler
    Charles Chandler Месяц назад

    When I was a kid growing up in the seventies, broken arms, broken legs, and so forth were common, and no one freaked out over them. Not parents, and not us kids. I couldn't even tell you how many times I needed stitches by the time I finished middle school. And it was because we fell out of our tree-forts, or cut ourselves cleaning a fish in the third grade, or wiped out on our bicycles, broke a leg skiing, and the list goes on. And we took it all in stride as a part of life, with zero psychological damage to us. And we even had firearms (*gasp*) from age ten or eleven. My grandfather used to pay my brother and me to shoot woodchucks in his garden with .22s when I was about eleven, and we thought it was a blast. Way more fun than sitting indoors playing Xbox, let me tell you. And no one ever shot up schools back then, either. What's happening today is wussification, period. Kids can barely even go outdoors anymore without adult supervision of some kind. I know parents who think that it's too dangerous for their 16-year-old son to mow the lawn, literally. The kid has never mowed the lawn in his life. It was my job to mow the lawn when I was eight, and that's no exaggeration. And I never cut off any fingers or toes doing it. What's happening today is a disgrace, simple as that.

  • Ivan Parra
    Ivan Parra Месяц назад

    To each their own, but yeah, u would say the wussification of American children is palpable. Each of us parents need to do our part to stop this because the education bureaucrats and PC busybodies won't change.

  • J&H
    J&H Месяц назад

    Jon didn't you Sue a Man for slapping you around... Who are you to talk tough ask him again if it's real I dare you bahahahha

  • Terry Tracy
    Terry Tracy Месяц назад

    this is why when they get into college they need safe spaces to protect them from reality. or they go to a trade school and find out they aren't the most special person walking the your creating kids who will have no touch with reality of life. Life is hard and its not safe...its cruel at times and vicious. This is what happens when women try to be others ppls kids moms...bud out bitch and let others raise their own kids. Your making monster Human beings who think its all about THEM.

  • Harrison Engle
    Harrison Engle Месяц назад

    calling someone a wuss is homophobic? did she just stereotype wusses to be gay?

  • MrPCT007
    MrPCT007 Месяц назад

    Ever wonder why most of the white athletes in the NBA are from Europe.

  • FrontLineFox 20
    FrontLineFox 20 Месяц назад

    Did she really just make that comparison to Jesus? If anything he was the message of participation trophies.

  • Cool_Cat007 Smoove
    Cool_Cat007 Smoove Месяц назад

    Too true. It’s like this in Sweden

  • Sean Finn
    Sean Finn Месяц назад

    I remember 20 years ago being the worst kid on the worst soccer team and still getting a trophy. I was completely confused. I learned how to deal with competition though, through online video games.

  • Cade Holbrook
    Cade Holbrook Месяц назад

    that woman said that the term wussification is slightly homophobic-- well I'm a homosexual, and it's homophobic and very ignorant to assume all gays are "wusses"

  • Milner Technologies
    Milner Technologies Месяц назад

    I got so many trophies as a kid and believe me I'm a huge loser. Funny but true.

  • RocCity Plowing & Lawncare Inc,
    RocCity Plowing & Lawncare Inc, Месяц назад

    I’m good! I have three older teenagers. 16 year old is going to vocational school and then wants military. 18 year old is in nursing school and the other is 19 and a pro wrestler busting his hump to make Ring of Honor and the WWE. And yes all three still attack me with a roll at home.

  • Leslie Shaw
    Leslie Shaw Месяц назад

    The woman who's advocating for soccer helmets, I betcha her husband is a huge cuck!

  • Mark Edwards
    Mark Edwards Месяц назад

    beating on your baby prepares the child to survive when you throw it over a wall to get it free welfare from a better country..

  • Heeran
    Heeran Месяц назад

    great way to prepare children for the "real world" because we all know that the real world is so kind. It leads to growups living in their mama's basements forever!! No thanks.

  • Anony Mouse
    Anony Mouse Месяц назад

    I threw away my karate trophies and they were mostly 1st place. Can’t imagine the ridiculousness of getting a “participation” trophy. Liberalism is causing this. Putting feelings first ruins us.

    BLUEGENE13 Месяц назад

    side note: shaken baby syndrome is basically nonsense

    • CanuckGod
      CanuckGod Месяц назад

      To play devil's advocate, it's probably something you don't want to do to, say, a 2 month old (Gavin's kid seemed a fair bit older than that). My 20 month old nephew, on the other hand, lives for that kind of roughhousing with his dad.

  • dragngt
    dragngt Месяц назад

    “Old Single Mom” blogger. That about sums it up. Even the man she was with couldn’t put up with this crap.

  • nomad on a train
    nomad on a train Месяц назад

    I love stossels style . Always plays devil's advocate and really brings out people's opinions.

  • Alex Shield
    Alex Shield Месяц назад

    i pity the woman with the price from her youth cuz if that is all you accomplished then you, lady, are garbage who did nothing to be proud of. 06:07

  • ONCEfineapplinus
    ONCEfineapplinus Месяц назад

    These days I’m hooked on John Stossel’s videos. He continuously tackle obscure yet severe problems with the society we face today by arguing with logic instead of using blame tactics without any concrete evidence. I’m a Democrat and I hate Fox News but I love this guy.

  • GIboy1990
    GIboy1990 Месяц назад

    Jesus a wuss? he stood up to authority knowing very well the consequences, and endured them. he flipped tables and beat people with a whip. he was a carpenter. a very physically demanding occupation, especially for the time. show me a wuss that would use violence, do manual labor and is capable of enduring brutality.

    • CanuckGod
      CanuckGod Месяц назад

      You're making the mistake of assuming she ever read the Bible to have any clue as to what Jesus did and/or taught.

  • WKZ On Tech
    WKZ On Tech Месяц назад

    Coming from a Lib on the left, yeah I agree...

  • WKZ On Tech
    WKZ On Tech Месяц назад

    Fox News calling others wusses... Now I've heard it all..

  • John Galang
    John Galang Месяц назад

    “I don’t think fighting a baby is a laughing matter”

  • J N
    J N Месяц назад

    It's best to teach kids how to try and fail as a kid, when the stakes are low, versus hyping them up and given them undeserved confidence. Then, when they fail as an adult, when the stakes are high, they crumble and can't get back up again.

  • Original Restorer
    Original Restorer Месяц назад

    loosing is a important part of winning

  • DMZ67Y2Y2
    DMZ67Y2Y2 Месяц назад

    A year or so before I disbanded my BOY scout troop, four needed to complete the final phase of their hiking merit badge. That was a twenty mile hike. One mother was irate when I refused to sign off on her sons completion. She drove them to the finish line. Hmmmm.

  • ZombieKiller_Challenger_RT
    ZombieKiller_Challenger_RT Месяц назад

    This makes me utterly ill. I would never raise my child that way. The select few who are truly at the top deserve the big trophy. Pure and simple.

  • Ghostman Invisible
    Ghostman Invisible Месяц назад

    Give a kiss trophy for nothing smart

  • Ghostman Invisible
    Ghostman Invisible Месяц назад

    That woman is stupid

  • Joseph Goebbels
    Joseph Goebbels Месяц назад

    you know this is just america. I'm swiss and I grew up exactly the opposite way and I'm glad (ok i grew up in a 400 soul town where danger that you're not guilty of is practically nonexistant). I remember in 3rd grade (9yrs) staying up until 10pm on the streets playing capitola, building a badass treehouse (all by ourselves with fucking solar power and 3 floors), shooting each other with BB-Guns and building explosives from fireworks.... Until now i was only once in a hospital because i as a toddler once tripped and fell with my hand in a fire. Can anyone give me a proper explanation why i never broke anything (yet, and we did jumps and shit I'd never do now), but those people who never do anything dangerous break their arm as soon as it has healed?

  • Peter B.
    Peter B. Месяц назад

    More on Socialism or Social Justice from the Bible: Laws of justice and mercy
    23:1“Do not spread false reports. Do not help a guilty person by being a malicious witness. 2“Do not follow the crowd in doing wrong. When you give testimony in a lawsuit, do not pervert justice by siding with the crowd, 3 and do not show favoritism to a poor person in a lawsuit. 4“If you come across your enemy’s ox or donkey wandering off, be sure to return it. 5 If you see the donkey of someone who hates you fallen down under its load, do not leave it there; be sure you help them with it. 6“Do not deny justice to your poor people in their lawsuits. 7 Have nothing to do with a false charge and do not put an innocent or honest person to death, for I will not acquit the guilty. 8“Do not accept a bribe, for a bribe blinds those who see and twists the words of the innocent.

  • Peter B.
    Peter B. Месяц назад

    3:45 tell the truth. They find out what they ARE good at. That's were you point them.

  • Peter B.
    Peter B. Месяц назад

    2:09 More on experts later.

  • Peter B.
    Peter B. Месяц назад

    Jesus a wuss? Read Matthew chapter 23. Christians should confront evil.

  • minecraftvideo2547
    minecraftvideo2547 Месяц назад

    This is why woman should be allowed to vote. They have pussified the West

  • Bryce Johnson
    Bryce Johnson Месяц назад

    Everyone gets As! No more Fs!

  • Addy's Grandpa
    Addy's Grandpa Месяц назад

    Chicago Tribune. Enough said.........

  • Rosanna Miller
    Rosanna Miller Месяц назад

    Right, they think they know Jesus. As if!! I guarantee that had she and this generation been around Him back then, when He ran the money changers out of the church, these wussies would have complained then too.
    This generation needs to grow up and stop following the advice of women who think kindness means anything when changing males into what they think would be better. God created men and women different for a good reason.

  • outwiththem
    outwiththem Месяц назад

    As a Flight Instructor I have to try to make these praised chickens and cowards to be real men. They think they are great due dad and mom bought a sports car for me. Then fail as pilots. I have seen them crying when leaving the parking lot.

  • Austin Molitor
    Austin Molitor Месяц назад

    I feel there is at least one instance everyone should get a medal, which is in ultra marathons. If someone runs 50, 100, even 200 miles in one go, they deserve a medal no matter how slow they ran it.

  • Ed Wad
    Ed Wad Месяц назад

    I think it is totally funny! I did that shit to all my nephews!

  • honor swanson
    honor swanson Месяц назад

    This is why kids today are so screwed up

  • banana snapper
    banana snapper Месяц назад