Are We Turning Into Toddlers?
For awhile now I have been bitching about how society is reverting back to childhood….with Gummi vitamins, flavored water, etc.
And now the American Conservative has taken up this aspect of modern society…..
A specter is comforting America—the specter of self-care.
In April 2015, Amazon’s best-selling book in the United States was not the recipient of a Booker Prize or a Pulitzer Prize. It was not even a work of literature; it was an adult coloring book by Johanna Basford. In August 2015, the American Art Therapy Association publicly endorsed “the use of coloring books for pleasure and self-care.”
The same year, Michelle Joni Lapidos and Candice Kilpatrick started a preschool for adults in New York City, and a Nova Scotian business venture that sought to place customers in womb-like sensory-deprivation tanks reached 176 percent of its funding target on Indiegogo. At the same time, diatribes about the self-protection of university students blanketed the mainstream press.
Adult coloring books? seriously? My granddaughter has moved beyond them and yet we adults are back to coloring between the lines….
This is just too sad for words.
Day is done…time for me to return to my cave and wait for another day to dawn so I can impact some knowledge on my faithful readers…..until then….Peace….chuq