Ed Driscoll

God and Prozac at Ennui University

With the arrival spring, a young man’s fancy turns to graduating and getting out into what was once called the “real world.” That was before the ambassadors of the real world started making crazier and crazier commencement speeches designed to make young men and women wonder just how out there in the ozone layer their future employers will be.

Of course, for sufficient amounts of shmundo, once is prepared to put up with a fair amount of lunacy — and earning the big bucks is presumably is one of the goals of an expensive education. But nobody tell this professor:

Emory University law professor Sara Stadler thinks law grads need to stop coveting high-paying jobs that just aren’t available. And she said so in a commencement speech earlier this month.

“Get over it,” Stadler told law grads. “The one thing standing in the way of happiness for many people is a sense of entitlement.”

And then there are those nutters who believe in doomsday cults and conspiracy theories, who tell young people that the world’s about to end tomorrow. No not that guy, this one: