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A timely investigation into the campus assault on free speech and what it means for students education and our democracyThe generation now coming of age has been taught three Great Untruths their feelings are always right; they should avoid pain and discomfort; and they should look for faults in others and not themselves These three Great Untruths are part of a larger philosophy that sees young people as fragile creatures who must be protected and supervised by adults But despite the good intentions of the adults who impart them the Great Untruths are harming kids by teaching them the opposite of ancient wisdom and the opposite of modern psychological findings on. This is a very narrow and small minded book parading as a big thoughtful one It says it is about the American Mind but the data and the theory only support the coddling of a very narrow subset of the American mind upper middle class college kids born after 1995 that got to college in 2013 As far as that group is concerned this is really good advice I totally agree with his three untruths your feelings are not necessarily true the world is not good and evil and adversity does not make you weak I also agree that children need lots of free play and that social media is bad for kids and they are over protected There is nothing to disagree with here even though I sometimes chafe at when we were kids argumentsHOWEVER using this group s specific problems the authors make vast over generalizations The few anecdotes highlighted are meant to be examples of a deeper problem but to me they are the sum total of the problem Left leaning students are behaving very badly toward conservative speakers At most there are 10 or so highly publicized events that seem to play on a loop among conservatives and intellectual dark web types And there are no defenses to these behaviors but it hardly represents our nation And they provide no data whatsoever that it does It s too soon to even tell that the next generation will be like this oneAnd for people who seem to care a lot about both sides arguments they seem to leave out a lot of counter examples Here are a few 1 They talk about the metoo movement once in the beginning Is that not a product of this call out generation None of us old women had the balls to speak truth to power like these young women do Good for them2 And the Parkland teens and all the ways in which this generation is compassionate and engaged than we were My generation I m 40 thought it was cool not to care about anything My middle school kid stays up after school making protest signs and watching political debates Is that not progress3 The authors also focuses on one particular subset of an entire generation left leaning and mostly women and LGBT or Trans students asking for safe spaces They leave out that Gamergate and the trolls and the alt right are also made up of this generation Why not talk about them at all Seriously They are literally the same age and except for one aside in the entire book that the right does it too there are no examples at all of the right doing the thing they are decrying It seemed like a half assed both sides argument without support4 Do you know how many books I ve read written by old people decrying the hippie generation of the 60s Alan Bloome s Closing of the American Mind is an example Bloome was talking about Haidt and Luianoff Boy do they grow up fast 5 It makes me sad that people will read this book than will read books highlighting actual big problems like ineuality The authors give a nod to the fact that ineuality should definitely be remedied but they would rather you do it the right way and not call it social justice Again I agree with all the parenting advice and the cognitive behavior advice but this is not a self help book It s meant as a polemic and it strikes at the wrong target Winds of Enchantment discomfort; and they should look for faults in others and not themselves These three Great Untruths are part of a larger philosophy that sees young people as fragile creatures who must be protected and supervised by adults But The Odds Against despite the good intentions of the adults who impart them the Great Untruths are harming kids by teaching them the opposite of ancient wisdom and the opposite of modern psychological findings on. 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The Coddling of the American Mind How Good Intentions and Bad Ideas Are Setting Up a Generation for Failure

Grit growth and antifragility The result is rising rates of depression and anxiety along with endless stories of college campuses torn apart by moralistic divisions and mutual recriminations This is a book about how we got here First Amendment expert Greg Lukianoff and social psychologist Jonathan Haidt take us on a tour of the social trends stretching back to the 1980s that have produced the confusion and conflict on campus today including the loss of unsupervised play time and the birth of social media all during a time of rising political polarization This is a book about how to fix the mess The culture of “safety” and its intolerance of opposing viewpoin. 97th book for 2018This again seems like a good article that got bloated unnecessarily into a book There are some good points about the necessity to develop resilience in children but with little strong substance to back things up The arguments seem one sided and cherry picked Reading this book you d think that snowflake liberal children are rioting on every campus in America Also the focus of the book is a bit unclear to me is it a critiue of the commercialization of the university system in America where students have become consumers or is it a critiue of current child rearing practices in the USA Mostly it seems to be a criticism of a few selectively picked incidents that have occurred over the last year in the America without giving any credence or context to the aggressive culture wars occurring throughout the USA at this moment Two stars The Last Runaway depression and anxiety along with endless stories of college campuses torn apart by moralistic On Tidy Endings divisions and mutual recriminations This is a book about how we got here First Amendment expert Greg Lukianoff and social psychologist Jonathan Haidt take us on a tour of the social trends stretching back to the 1980s that have produced the confusion and conflict on campus today including the loss of unsupervised play time and the birth of social media all Flat World Navigation during a time of rising political polarization This is a book about how to fix the mess The culture of “safety” and its intolerance of opposing viewpoin. 97th book for 2018This again seems like a good article that got bloated unnecessarily into a book There are some good points about the necessity to A House of My Own Stories from My Life develop resilience in children but with little strong substance to back things up The arguments seem one sided and cherry picked Reading this book you Under Her Command (The Bosss Pet, d think that snowflake liberal children are rioting on every campus in America Also the focus of the book is a bit unclear to me is it a critiue of the commercialization of the university system in America where students have become consumers or is it a critiue of current child rearing practices in the USA Mostly it seems to be a criticism of a few selectively picked incidents that have occurred over the last year in the America without giving any credence or context to the aggressive culture wars occurring throughout the USA at this moment Two stars

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Ts has left many young people anxious and unprepared for adult life with devastating conseuences for them for their parents for the companies that will soon hire them and for a democracy that is already pushed to the brink of violence over its growing political divisions Lukianoff and Haidt offer a comprehensive set of reforms that will strengthen young people and institutions allowing us all to reap the benefits of diversity including viewpoint diversity This is a book for anyone who is confused by what’s happening on college campuses today or has children or is concerned about the growing inability of Americans to live and work and cooperate across party line. 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on sight it might behoove you to figure out the distinction before commenting I ll also refer you to the following were I to engage you these would be the responseshttpswhateverscalzicom2015030 Holocaust denial lynchingrape domestic violence apologia fundamentalist arguments for misogyny the execution of the LGBTIA population and other flavors of bigotry ought not to be admitted to the clubhouse for ideas worth considering More often than not the folks fighting for such a thing are privileged snowflakes who are themselves triggered by the presence of people from marginalized groups at their university They hold repugnant views about some of their classmates and want to regain control of a terrifying reality Oh nos teh women s teh gays and teh brown people are invading academia calling us out and threatening our place atop the sociocultural hierarchy one in which their deeply entrenched ideas aren t accepted as universal truths The authors and their acolytes are being disingenuous when they claim that the exposure of young people to simple disagreement is the goal Ostensibly they aim to inoculate current and future generations against the deleterious effects of echo chambers What they really want is to be back in control of discourse communities and to be treated with the deference they think their ethnicity faith and socioeconomic status affords themMy takeaway Waaaah we don t get to be publicly racist sexist homophobic or transphobic with impunity any Waaaaah students are exercising their first amendment rights to speak out against antifeminist pro lynching social Darwinist religious fundamentalists who want safe spaces at their institutions of higher learning Waaaaaa groups I hate and with whom I disagree are being heard and taken seriouslyWaaaa fewer and fewer people are buying into the socially constructed idea that one permutation of subjectivity is inherently superior to all othersWaaaaaaaaaa students and teachers and of course the lurkers support them in email and in department meetings LOL with toxic and ignorant opinions about entire groups of people continue to conflate free speech with conseuence free speech and are shocked and confused when they get dragged by the public and made to face professional conseuences Are some children overprotected Yes I agree that this may be a huge problem In fact one of the things I appreciate is that my parents never prohibited me from watching horror films or reading violent or controversial books E C comics were my favorite I especially loved the Judy Bloom books as she neither sugar coated life s tribulations nor talked down to her readers I also got to run around outside and fight fall and skin my elbows and knees and wear shorts no one forced me to sit in the house like a little lady and play with plastic emblems of upper class Western beautyThere were clear rules for play rules designed to keep my name out of the hat stuffed with those who weren t so lucky If the chance of a child ending up like Elizabeth Smart Polly Klaas Jaycee Dugard or Gina DeJesus is than zero why take the risk particularly if you are in an economically disadvantaged neighborhood and belong to an ethnic group whose children often get ignored by the media when they are victims of crime Those outside the bubble of privilege know all too well how cops and media regard little brown skinned children who go missingTo continue should we allow our feelings to take the lead absolutely not This is why I abhor those who apply their feelings about entire groups of people when making decisions about who deserves to be hired protected respected and regarded as human And yes there are ideas and social political economic and academic phenomena that are flat out evil Full stop The architects and benificiaries of said ideas and phenomena need to wear the shoes they made no matter how uncomfortable the fit This is eually true of those who support and facilitate them And I d like to know how being pummeled with ableist 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10 thoughts on “The Coddling of the American Mind How Good Intentions and Bad Ideas Are Setting Up a Generation for Failure

  1. says:

    This is a very narrow and small minded book parading as a big thoughtful one It says it is about the American Mind but the data and the theory only support the coddling of a very narrow subset of the American mind upper middle class

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    Imagine that you want to start a fitness program to increase your strength and endurance and sign up at the local

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    I saw Jonathan Haidt speak on Real Time and he seemed like an intelligent guy with a lot of interesting ideas so I patientl

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    This is a fascinating but very disturbing book about how college students have recently been caught in the three great untruths The first untruth is that one's feelings are the best guide to correctness The second is that one should avoid pain or discomfort; what doesn't kill you makes you weaker And the third untruth is that one should find fault in others and not in one's selfThis book is not about helicopter parents a

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    Education should not be intended to make people comfortable; it is meant to make them think Hanna GrayI'm not sure how to begin this review other than to say it was both interesting and disturbing Having read iGen Why Today’s Super Connected Kids Are Growing Up Less Rebellious More Tolerant Less Happy and Completely Unprepared for Adulthood and What That Means for the Rest of Us I was somewhat aware of wha

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    97th book for 2018This again seems like a good article that got bloated unnecessarily into a book There are some good points about the necessity to develop resilience in children but with little strong substance to back things up The arguments seem one sided and cherry picked Reading this book you'd think that snowflake liberal children are rioting on every campus in America Also the focus of the book is a bit unclear to me is it a criti

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    A note to prospective trolls do not try me; My worst will be kinder than you deserve In case the rating and tags aren’t abundantly clear this is a negative review If you slither in here with partisan kvetches about “triggered ““leftie

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    The central tenets of this book are good but incredibly repetitive and fluffed up Towards the end of the book I wanted to shoot myself everytime I read the word saftyism The book started out as an article which explains a lot It should've stayed an articleAlso the Authors fail to provide compelling evidence in support of their hypothesis that we are facing a generational crisis They largely backup their sweeping generalizations

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    There can be little doubt that students entering our colleges and universities for the past several years are traveling to the beat of a different drum For the most part many of these young men and women are developmentally

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    I was lucky enough to read an advance copy of this book and will be recommending it to at least half the people I know Its insights into the various developments over the past couple generationsparenting social media identit