“You get what you get, and you don’t throw a fit.” This is what is being taught to the youngsters so they don’t complain during the school day. They have it memorized and it is heard many times throughout the day. One may receive a yellow crayon and that is what he can draw with, no exceptions. They learn just to accept what life hands them.
No one tells them that there is/can be more to the story. There could be an asterisk attached to the saying- They could share with one another. They could throw a fit. Hey, life isn’t fair and sometimes you have to stand up when injustices are done.
But no, they continue to be drilled with these sayings. When I was a kid it was, “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.” Really? Words will never hurt me? Well I don’t believe that.