Millennials weren’t taught how to handle defeat growing up. Sports weren’t competitive and you got a trophy for participation. There were no losers. Now we have a generation who doesn’t know how to handle defeat. With the major loss of Hillary Clinton against Donald Trump, they don’t have the skills to handle it. That’s why we have protests, riots, “cry rooms,” and special counselors. One Police officer had a great idea using participation trophies to calm the millennial protesters.
From The Babylon Bee:
The shrewd tactic was the idea of New York Police Officer Joe Butler, who has three twenty-something children himself, and noted to reporters Thursday that he remembered how his children “never had to deal with losing as they were growing up.”
“It’s a foreign notion to them. Even in sports—win or lose, everyone won, and everyone got a trophy no matter what. This is the millennial way,” he said. “So I had the idea—hey, why not start handing out participation trophies to the protesters, and telling them ‘Hey, you know what? You may have lost the election, but look—everyone gets a trophy. Everyone’s a winner.’”
Seeing how the trophies had an instantaneous calming effect on the millennials and filled them with a sense of fulfillment and achievement, word spread quickly among police departments nationwide, and emergency trophies were procured by the thousands for use at the rallies.
At publishing time, police had regained control in cities across the country, and the crowds of now-content protesters were heading home with their trophies, according to sources.