Tuesday, November 21, 2017

"Who Wants Safe and Comfortable? F' Em"

So good: 

"Brandeis banned this play about Lenny Bruce because students thought it might upset them. Maybe it’s not a good play. Who cares? I don’t have a dog in this fight. I never went to college. I’m not paying for college. College students can choose to spend their money to avoid the risk of being offended. It’s a lot of jingle — family money, scholarships, government loans and personal loans. Maybe they don’t want to pay to be challenged. That’s a lot of debt to carry to be comfortable."

"College was too expensive for me when I was 18, and it’s even more expensive now. Students have the right to luxuriate in comfort for their money, if that’s what they want."

"The title of the Lenny play is Buyer Beware, and the students are the buyers. It’s their choice to make, and they’ve made it. But I’m no longer envious of their experience. If college is so comfortable and safe — I’m glad I’m not there. Who wants comfortable? Who wants safe? This old piece of carny trash still wants to be pushed and challenged, and I’ve proved I can do that without college. And it’s a lot cheaper than Brandeis."

"F 'em."