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Summary: Greg Lukianoff's The Coddling of the American Mind: How Good Intentions and Bad Ideas Are Setting Up a Generation for Failure

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In The New York Times bestselling book The Coddling of the American Mind: How Good Intentions and Bad Ideas Are Setting Up a Generation for Failure, authors Greg Lukianoff and Jonathan Haidt show how the problems that we see on campus have their origins. They cite three terrible ideas that have been increasingly interwoven into the modern American childhood and education. They are: “What doesn’t kill you makes you weaker; always trust your feelings, and life is a battle between good people and evil people." The authors call these the Three Great Untruths. They contradict basic psychological principles that ancient wisdom and well-being from many cultures have depended on. When the youth embrace these untruths, a culture of safetyism is the result. This culture interferes with young people's emotional, social, and intellectual development. These make it very hard for them to become autonomous and dependable adults who are able to navigate life.


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