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A timely investigation into the campus of the eBook #10003 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 The Coddling PDF impart them the Great Untruths are harming kids by teaching them the opposite of ancient wisdom and the opposite of modern psychological findings on grit growth. 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 Fishes of the Open Ocean 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 Out of Bounds (Boundaries, 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 Grass, Sky, Song 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 Otter Chaos! (Otter Chaos 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 The Illusionists 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 O Último Testamento (Maggie Costello, 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 One for My Baby 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

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S and Coddling of the American Mind eBook #241 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 Coddling of the American Mind eBook #241 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 lines. 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 challenged in several ways Their stunted growth is the result of their parent s upbringing the students have been coddled by their parents trained to fear anyone outside of their immediate circles prohibited from engaging in creative thinking stopped from normal play activities subjected to increased study activities following a typical school day even at the kindergarten level denied opportunities to explore their neighborhoods without adult supervision lest they are kidnapped and the list goes on The authors explore the negative impact of obsessive screen time I phones computers etc use and the pitfalls of social media where especially girls are instantly judged and scored All of these factors have to lead to record increases in reported cases of high anxiety depression impatience intolerance fragility and a willingness to harshly judge others who they unreasonably deem to be threatening These so called I gen teenagers formulate a culture where it is a us against them mentality there is no middle ground Speakers at their colleges who express ideologies different from these students are attacked and forced off of college campuses Members of their group are called out and shunned if they deviate from the perspectives of the group Even liberal professors who write or say something that even slightly hints at a philosophy different from the group are attacked Administrators often take the coddled students to side out of fear indeed some college officials regard students as customers and design cushy and exotic surroundings for students colleges are in the money business officials also live in constant fear of lawsuits Authors Greg Lukianoff and Jonathan Haidt write a book that defines the issues and problems of the I gen and offer possible solutions Great book Otter Chaos! (Otter Chaos 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 Coddling of the American Mind eBook #241 over its growing political divisions Lukianoff and Haidt offer a comprehensive set of reforms that will strengthen young people and institutions allowing The Illusionists 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 lines. There can be little doubt that students entering our colleges and O Último Testamento (Maggie Costello, 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 challenged in several ways Their stunted growth is the result of their parent s One for My Baby upbringing the students have been coddled by their parents trained to fear anyone outside of their immediate circles prohibited from engaging in creative thinking stopped from normal play activities subjected to increased study activities following a typical school day even at the kindergarten level denied opportunities to explore their neighborhoods without adult supervision lest they are kidnapped and the list goes on The authors explore the negative impact of obsessive screen time I phones computers etc Paragon Walk (Charlotte & Thomas Pitt, use and the pitfalls of social media where especially girls are instantly judged and scored All of these factors have to lead to record increases in reported cases of high anxiety depression impatience intolerance fragility and a willingness to harshly judge others who they We unreasonably deem to be threatening These so called I gen teenagers formulate a culture where it is a The Moon Platoon (Space Runners, us against them mentality there is no middle ground Speakers at their colleges who express ideologies different from these students are attacked and forced off of college campuses Members of their group are called out and shunned if they deviate from the perspectives of the group Even liberal professors who write or say something that even slightly hints at a philosophy different from the group are attacked Administrators often take the coddled students to side out of fear indeed some college officials regard students as customers and design cushy and exotic surroundings for students colleges are in the money business officials also live in constant fear of lawsuits Authors Greg Lukianoff and Jonathan Haidt write a book that defines the issues and problems of the I gen and offer possible solutions Great book

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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 s that have produced Coddling of the eBook #180 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 viewpoints has left many young people anxiou. 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


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 college ki

  2. says:

    Imagine that you want to start a fitness program to increase your strength and endurance and sign up at the local gym Upon arrival you notice that management has removed all of the weights concerned that heavy weights can cause stress and injury Instead you are instructed to perform light body weight exercises that you can already safely handle As you go through the motions of exercise progress is nonexistent

  3. says:

    I saw Jonathan Haidt speak on Real Time and he seemed like an intelligent guy with a lot of interesting ideas so I patiently waited for this book to become available at my library I'm also curious about this notion of kids being overprotected or coddled It's looking and like the developed world's need to protect its kids wrap the

  4. says:

    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

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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 Adulthoo

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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 necessit

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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 ““lefties” heaping criticism on poor picked on bigotry apologists you will be eviscerated deleted and bloc

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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 su

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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 challenged in several ways Their stunted growth is the result of their parent’s upbringing; the students have been coddled by their parents trained to fear anyone outside of their immedia

  10. says:

    I was lucky enough to read an advance copy of this book and will be recommending it to at least half the people I

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