The USA used to be a Christian nation.
Back then, the belief was that everyone’s SOUL could be saved. Your body might starve to death, you might have leprosy, but Jesus was omnipotent enough to save your soul. (Jesus might choose not to save someone who wickedly chooses of his own free will to spurn salvation, of course.)
(No amount of material observation or science could refute this claim, because souls are not material.)
Time went on, the USA forsook Jesus, and instead believed in MATERIAL salvation. The faith became the Just World Hypothesis, USA Edition: Everyone has a chance to succeed, if you fail it’s your own fault.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The just-world hypothesis is the assumption that a person’s actions are inherently inclined to bring morally fair and fitting consequences to that person, to the end of all noble actions being eventually rewarded and all evil actions eventually punished. In other words, the just-world hypothesis is the tendency to attribute consequences to—or expect consequences as the result of—a universal force that restores moral balance. This belief generally implies the existence of cosmic justice, destiny, divine providence, desert, stability, or order.
This faith is still alive in 2017, as shown by the following:
The refusal to accept pain, to learn from it, and to triumph in the face of the fear that tells us to turn back in from adversity, is what stops us from achieving our maximum potential.
The problem with Mr. Sinek’s advice above is that he refuses to acknowledge that, at some level, Millennials are ENTIRELY to blame for their own predicament after all of the other factors are accounted for. And that is what makes his conclusion so wrong and foolish.
Companies cannot save Millennials. They won’t have the first clue as to how even to start.
To any young Millennial, especially a young Millennial man, reading this, here is your first, last, and most important lesson in life: once you reach the age of majority, everything bad that happens in your life is, at some level, YOUR FAULT.
Only you can fix what is wrong with you. Only you can pick yourself back up after life has beaten you down. Only you can change yourself, push yourself to become stronger and better and more resilient against pain and suffering.
It is a terribly hard journey, make no mistake. But it’s worth the pain.
So if you go through pain, and you DON’T become stronger, IT’S YOUR FAULT for refusing to learn from the pain! In this narrative, the Just World Hypothesis is TRUTH.
This is just rehashed Christianity. If Jesus doesn’t save your soul, it’s because you have free will and you CHOSE to defy Jesus. If you go to Hell you are the only one to blame!
Here is an alternate theory: sometimes pain does make people stronger, and sometimes it doesn’t. Sometimes you can do everything right and STILL get no reward. In this narrative, the Just World Hypothesis is a fallacy.