Grow Up!: Life Isn't Safe, but It's Good

Grow Up!: Life Isn't Safe, but It's Good

by Everett Piper
Grow Up!: Life Isn't Safe, but It's Good

Grow Up!: Life Isn't Safe, but It's Good

by Everett Piper



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Arrested Development

It’s not your imagination. Millions of young adults today behave like children. Stuck in a permanent adolescence, they throw temper tantrums when they don’t get what they want, blame everyone but themselves for their failures, and refuse to take responsibility for their lives.

We used to write off their behavior as a “phase.” But that phase doesn’t look like it’s ending anytime soon. And these grown children are pouring out of the glorified day care known as college and entering the corporate world full of infantile demands and expectations.

A former university president, Dr. Everett Piper knows a thing or two about the ideas that motivate today’s youth. Having experienced the snowflake mob’s rage himself, he understands the threat that these young people pose to the rest of society. Grow Up! is his contrarian blueprint for a successful adult life.

With bracing candor, Dr. Piper shares:

• How ideologues disguised as teachers arrested the development of entire generations

• The dangerous ideas in which popular culture and the education system marinate young people for years

• Simple lessons for becoming a thinking, mature citizen

• The qualities that made this country great and how to reclaim them

Filled with wisdom and learning, Grow Up! is the antidote to the poison that we consume every day—a powerful corrective that shows readers how to live in truth and freedom.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781684511174
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing
Publication date: 04/13/2021
Format: eBook
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 595,437
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

DR. EVERETT PIPER is the author of Not a Day Care: The Devastating Consequences of Abandoning Truth and the recipient of the 2016 Jeane Kirkpatrick Award for Academic Freedom. He served as the president of Oklahoma Wesleyan University for seventeen years, making it one of today’s leading Christian universities. A contributing columnist for the Washington Times, Dr. Piper has been featured on Fox & Friends, Tucker Carlson Tonight, The Rubin Report, and NBC’s Today show. He and his wife have two sons and live in Bartlesville, Oklahoma.

Table of Contents

Introduction A Time Such as This xi

Lesson 1 Walking Is Better Than Crawling 1

Lesson 2 Plates Don't Have Legs 13

Lesson 3 Don't Fall in the Pool 27

Lesson 4 Pack Jumper Cables 37

Lesson 5 Don't Argue with the Mechanic 47

Lesson 6 You're Not Webster 59

Lesson 7 Love Lost 71

Lesson 8 Brush Your Teeth before Leaving 77

Lesson 9 Jell-O Doesn't Nail to the Wall 85

Lesson 10 Bring Your Umbrella 95

Lesson 11 Be What the Box Says 103

Lesson 12 Listen for Omaha 109

Lesson 13 Be the All-Beef Patty 119

Lesson 14 Wish Everyone a Merry Christmas 129

Lesson 15 Stay in the Pen 139

Lesson 16 Wear the White Hat 149

Lesson 17 Look at an Aerial Photo 157

Lesson 18 Was It Helpful or Hurtful? 165

Lesson 19 There Is No "I" in Team 177

Lesson 20 Sit at the Exit Door 185

Conclusion 193

Notes 197

Index 201

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