“I think you’ve taken your assertiveness training too far, Fluttershy! You can’t go around being mean to everypony!” The formerly too-nice Fluttershy had begun to terrorize somepony in Equestria on a daily basis. Friendship is magic, after all, and so it was intervention time.
There’s a reason that My Little Pony is such a cult classic, like Plato and Aristotle.
Before now, I hadn’t considered the fact that this could be a factor for those meanies that come across my path in many forms: they’ve just taken their assertiveness training too far! Clearly, assertiveness training is a free course, accompanied by free snacks, held in some church basement, or, possibly, basketball court in the neighborhood of our fun-loving elementary school.
In a fascinating turn, it would appear that another stratum of my little slice of human interactors has ALSO gone a little hog wild with the assertiveness training! While the youngsters practice their pec-to-pec assertiveness bump (derived from years of study in the wild of the assertive mountain goat), the folks at the top of the food chain are correcting the errors in their too-nice ways, sporting their newfound skills of belittling and blaming those over whom they reign. Nopony’s staging an intervention for these folks, though, which can be problematic if you’re an underling in the organization. Note that the underlings have not been offered assertiveness training as quality professional development. That would defeat the purpose of underlings.
Can’t we just all be Bronies and get along?
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