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The Coddling of the American Mind

How Good Intentions and Bad Ideas Are Setting Up a Generation for Failure

Greg Lukianoff

This nonfiction book delves into the rising rates of anxiety, depression, and suicide on college campuses and nationally, and explores the origins of the problem. Through investigating three terrible ideas that have become commonplace in American childhood and education, the authors outline how this culture of safetyism interferes with young people's development. The book is perfect for anyone who is confused by the changes taking place on college campuses, has children, or is concerned about Americans' growing inability to live, work, and cooperate across party lines.
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The Coddling of the American Mind by Greg Lukianoff and Jonathan Haidt, audiobook read by @JonHaidt. Utterly superb book, recommended unreservedly. Brilliant book, exposes one of the major things wrong with society today. Please please read it.      source
Just finished The Coddling of the American mind by @glukianoff Greg Lukianoff and Jonathan Haidt. Insightful. Straight forward and very helpful. A book that not only correctly identifies what ails us but also gives practical steps to cure. MUST READ      source
Dives into the new problem on college campuses, Safetyism.      source
@JazzHandMeDowns @jay_schiavone Have you read Coddling of the American Mind? Excellent book on how, through good intentions we hurt our children by not allowing them fail and learn from it, among other things.      source
My best books of 2019 @JonathanTaplin Move Fast & Break Things @JonHaidt Coddling of the American Mind @thejoelstein Defense of Elitism @maryCyPsy Cyber Effect @MikeIsaac Super Pumped      source
Highlights the need to continue to have such discussions about sensitive topics instead of ignoring them for the sake of comfort.      source
The best books I read in 2019👇 1. Can't Hurt Me by David Goggins 2. A Billion Wicked Thoughts by Sai Goddam and Ogi Ogas 3. The Madness of Crowds by Douglas Murray 4. The Blank Slate by Steven Pinker 5. The Coddling of the American Mind by Jonathan Haidt and Greg Lukianoff      source
A wonderful book, but the response to the damage that we have done to children over the last two years is not that they are coddled. Especially not when it is coming in response to policies that impact their emotional development.      source
A fascinating read. First chapter talks about iGen (born after 1995) and the need for emotional safety described as “one should be safe not just from car accidents and sexual assault but from people who disagree with you.”Not sure if accurate but they got me interested to read on      source
@MichaelSmithLL @antoniogm That book is great      source