It’s been quite a week for those in the mental health profession and those in government and the media who like to pretend they are. Yes, the narrative of the week, kicking off with President Trump’s North Korea tweet on Tuesday and continuing through the weekend (and surely into next week), is that Trump is mentally unfit for office and must be removed.

With that in mind, consider this unrelated entry from psychologist Barbara Greenberg, who writes in US News that “the word ‘best’ encourages judgment and promotes exclusion,” and so children should be banned from having best friends in school.

“So, what do I, as a psychologist, think of this trend where schools are banning best friends?” asks Greenberg. “I have thought about it long and hard, and I say bring it on.”

OK, bring it on … how? Are schools supposed to “ban” friendships, or simply ban the use of the words “best friend”? In either case … nah.

Remember, 2017 did its best:


WOW! NYT pisses EVERYONE off with ‘friends’ op-ed that pushes the segregation of children