Coddling North American Minds

“Trigger warnings are verbal or written notifications provided by a professor to alert students that they are about to encounter potentially distressing material.” – from Coddling of the American Mind by Jonathan Haidt and Greg Lukianoff

Real life does not give you trigger warnings.

Young adults these days are soft. If you were to drop the average college student into ancient times, they’d be crying faster than a T1 internet connection.

A lot of these students have this idea that someone who disagrees with them, has bad intentions and is trying to be mean.

“By encouraging students to interpret the actions of others in the least generous way possible, schools that teach students about microaggressions may be encouraging students to engage in emotional reasoning and other distortions while setting themselves up for higher levels of distrust and conflict.” –from Coddling of the American Mind by Jonathan Haidt and Greg Lukianoff

Being uncomfortable is not the same thing as being in danger. Toughen up you young-bucks.

Life is hard. Don’t rely on other people (teachers, administration, coworkers, etc.) to always be protecting you.

Pressure makes diamonds. Stop being a wussy.”

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