This post is old, but good (if I don’t say so myself): Can We Please Stop Trying to ‘Hack’ Everything? I’ve seen posts recently about ‘hacking’ language learning (can’t be done, people, so stop trying); ‘hacking’ public school (in this case, it was used a euphemism for acting like a helicopter parent and helping your kid cheat); and ‘hacking’ web development (again, there’s no substitute for just sitting down and actually spending time playing around with programming languages).
This absurd notion of ‘hacking’ represents what is wrong with the young generation in America today: people are unwilling to take responsibility for their actions and put in the hard work and effort required for most endeavors.
I’m so annoyed right now, thinking about all of this. I think I’ll go knit or play violin to calm down.