Arnold Schwarzenegger has warned about creating a ‘generation of wimps and weak people’.
The Terminator actor emphasized that people must be “able to struggle” and endure “pain, misery and discomfort” in order to succeed.
But he is concerned that today’s youth are ‘overrated’ and therefore need to be taught to be ‘tough’.
Speaking on SiriusXM’s The Howard Stern Show, he said: ‘Anyone who’s trying to give themselves a baby, spoil themselves and protect themselves – “Oh, I don’t want to feel bad, I don’t really want to go through any discomfort” – It is over!
‘You’ll never get there. It’s just the way it is. You have to be able to compete.’
This comes days after the star admitted he was a very strict parent to his children.
No wimps please: Arnold Schwarzenegger has warned about creating a ‘generation of wimps and weak people’ on Howard Stern’s show
Don’t be a weakling! The Terminator actor emphasized that people must be “able to struggle” and endure “pain, misery and discomfort” to succeed
He added: ‘You have to be able to accept pain, misery and discomfort, everything you don’t like.
‘Because the more you experience the things that you really don’t like, the more you can go and the harder you become and the more you can handle. It’s that simple.
‘Many young children nowadays shy away from that, but you have to be attracted to that…’
‘Don’t start creating a generation of wimps and weak people… Let’s not overextend the people. Let’s teach children to be tough, to play sports, to study and to compete and sometimes to endure painful moments like this.’
The 76-year-old Austrian actor has Katherine, 33, and Christina, 31, Patrick, 30, and Christopher, 26 with ex-wife Maria Shriver, as well as 26-year-old Joseph with Mildred Baena.
Joseph takes after his father by lifting weights at Gold’s Gym in Venice, California.
Arnold recently revealed that he once threw one of his son’s mattresses out the window into their pool as punishment for not making her bed.
He has five children: here the movie star is seen with three of his children, as well as ex Maria Shriver; seen in 2017
Speaking on Jimmy Kimmel, Live!, he said: “For the way I grew up, I was mild. But I think by American standards I was probably strict.
‘My son hasn’t made his bed. He had his babysitter make the bed, which was not allowed. So I came in one time and the bed was so impeccably made, I looked at it and said, “Patrick, did you do that?” And he said, ‘No, I didn’t.’
‘So I grabbed the mattress, opened the doors and threw it off the balcony into the pool! It gives an example.
“So he had to kind of drag it upstairs, the mattress and the pillows – I threw everything out there!”
The True Lies star added that his daughter regularly infuriated him by not putting away her shoes, so one day he decided to teach her a lesson by burning them.
He said; “My daughter had a habit of taking off her tennis shoes and putting them by the fireplace.
Be strong or leave! He is concerned that today’s youth are being ‘over-babyed’ and thus need to be taught how to be ‘tough’; seen in June
Baby tough guy: Speaking on SiriusXM’s The Howard Stern Show, he said, ‘Anyone who’s trying to give themselves a baby, spoil themselves and protect themselves – ‘Oh, I don’t want to feel bad, I don’t really want to go through what any discomfort whatsoever’ – It’s over!’
With mom: ‘You’ll never get there. It’s just the way it is. You have to be able to fight,” the former California governor added
“And I said, ‘I’m not going to be a servant here. You know where the shoes go, they go in the mudroom. Don’t put them here.’
‘The third time I said, “Okay look, I’ve told you three times now, I told you I’m going to burn the shoes… so I took the shoes and put them in the fireplace!”
Also this week, Schwarzenegger admitted he was ‘f***** up’ when he had an affair with his family’s housekeeper.
The star was married to Maria, but the marriage ended in 2011 when it was revealed that he had been unfaithful to Baena years earlier.
In the years since the divorce, the former couple have become grandparents to Eloise Christina, 16 months, and three-year-old Lyla Maria through their eldest and Arnie explained that even though they are no longer together, they have “never left their first chapter.” . ‘ and he will always feel love for her.
Pumped Man: He was a professional bodybuilder; posing at the top of his form in October 1976
His mini-me son: Joseph looks like dad lifting weights at Gold’s Gym in Venice, California
He told People: “We never left the (first) chapter. Because remember, it’s not like we had an argument. We didn’t argue. It’s just my damn thing, right? We have always made it very clear that the children should not suffer from this. And she has her stuff, her relationship, I have mine, but we always communicate about the kids, about the holidays, about birthday parties and Mother’s Day parties and Christmas.
“My chapter with Maria will last forever. Even though it’s a different relationship, there’s no reason for me to feel anything other than love for her.”
The star – who married Maria in 1986 – is now dating Heather Mulligan, while Maria is believed to be single, but he previously explained his infidelity as the ‘biggest failure’ of his life and refused to take the blame for anyone else to have it taken.
He told Howard: “That was without a doubt the biggest setback and the biggest failure. You can’t point the finger at someone else.’