'Self-centered, narcissistic' generation target of post by Oklahoma college president

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BARTLESVILLE, Okla. —

Quick Facts:

  • Wesleyan University President blogged about students’ attitudes
  • Blog stemmed from a student that felt ‘victimized’ by a sermon about showing love
  • President says “Our culture has actually taught our kids to be this self-absorbed and narcissistic.”

The President of Oklahoma Wesleyan University wrote a blog about the university being a university, not a day care.

Dr. Everett Piper posted the blog on the university’s website after he said a student came forward to express feeling ‘victimized’ after a sermon about showing love. Piper said the student thought the speaker was wrong for making him and his peers feel uncomfortable.

Piper wrote: “Our culture has actually taught our kids to be this self-absorbed and narcissistic. Any time their feelings are hurt, they are the victims.”

The post, called “This is not a day care. It’s a university,” goes on to explain OKWU isn’t a ‘safe place,’ but a place to ‘learn that life isn’t about you.” 

FOX23 Rick Maranon talked to Piper

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Piper told FOX23 that he has seen students across the country shut out ideas not because they are bad, but because they do not feel good. He said it is time for schools across America to get back to healthy.

He also said he has done his best to keep the student's identity confidential since he has appeared on national television programs.