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    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

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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 gym Upon arrival you notice th

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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 patiently waited for this book to become available at my library I'm also curious about this notion of kids b

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    This is a fascinating but very disturbing book about how college students have recently been caught in the three great unt

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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 Supe

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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 point

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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 blocked No exceptions I’m under no obligation to be polite when I heave assholes out of my

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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

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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 immediate circles prohibit

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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 identity politics weave a fascinating if often dispiriting and comprehensive picture of how we got to the current political climate particularly on campus The book is challenging in many respects while remaining ac

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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. 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 blocked No exceptions I m under no obligation to be polite when I heave assholes out of my house and I ve no inclination to do so here If you d like to make a case forextoll the virtues of bigots kindly pen your own review or hold a political rally in a friend s review space I m not here for your counter argumentative analyses or your pitiful presumptuous attempts to change my opinion on this dreck so do yourself a favor and find other receptive audiences for your opposing views expressing them here is nothing short of boorish and creepy Finally if you are unable to distinguish polite disagreement with a reviewhint this is always welcome here from trollery eliminated 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 racist xenophobic transphobic homophobic religiously intolerant or misogynist vitriol in a classroom setting is supposed to prepare already marginalized people for the real world Being othered and ostracized is their real world and unlike the fortunate subjectivities they didn t get a preparation periodBut maybe the concern isn t so much for those groups as it is for straight white able bodied CIS gendered students who might learn to uestion notions of their inherent superiority Perhaps that s where the moral panic that underlies this book comes from All in all this is a terrifieddefensive and embarrasingly reductive argument for a return to the days when harmful behaviors and the repugnant taken for granted attitudes from which they sprang were just the way it was Old Flame, New Sparks 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 Lone Star Baby Bombshell 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. A note to prospective trolls do not try me My worst will be kinder than Lullabies and Lies you deserve In case the rating and tags aren t abundantly clear this is a negative review If A Night to Remember you will be eviscerated deleted and blocked No exceptions I m under no obligation to be polite when I heave assholes out of my house and I ve no inclination to do so here If On Fire your own review or hold a political rally in a friend s review space I m not here for The Doctor Takes a Princess your counter argumentative analyses or Rescued by the Viking your pitiful presumptuous attempts to change my opinion on this dreck so do The Australians Society Bride yourself a favor and find other receptive audiences for Master of Maramba your opposing views expressing them here is nothing short of boorish and creepy Finally if Daring to Date the Boss you are unable to distinguish polite disagreement with a reviewhint this is always welcome here from trollery eliminated on sight it might behoove Sasvim skromni darovi you to figure out the distinction before commenting I ll also refer Larenzos Christmas Baby you to the following were I to engage Protective Instincts (Mission: Rescue 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 Protecting His Brothers Bride 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 Claimed by a Cowboy (Hill Country Heroes 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 Bluegrass Christmas (Kentucky Corners, 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 racist xenophobic transphobic homophobic religiously intolerant or misogynist vitriol in a classroom setting is supposed to prepare already marginalized people for the real world Being othered and ostracized is their real world and unlike the fortunate subjectivities they didn t get a preparation periodBut maybe the concern isn t so much for those groups as it is for straight white able bodied CIS gendered students who might learn to uestion notions of their inherent superiority Perhaps that s where the moral panic that underlies this book comes from All in all this is a terrifieddefensive and embarrasingly reductive argument for a return to the days when harmful behaviors and the repugnant taken for granted attitudes from which they sprang were just the way it was

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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. 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 them in bubble wrap and disinfect everything might be the cause of a variety of unsavoury things from Berkeley banning speakers to the rise in childhood leukemia I don t necessarily agree with all the authors ideas such as their thinly veiled disdain for feminists who talk about rape culture but I do think they make some important pointsThe truth is though this essay turned book should really have just stayed an essay The authors three Great Untruths make a thoughtful opinion piece but there s not a full length book hidden in the idea The result of them trying to extend their commentary to a modest 269 pages is a lot of repetition weak graphs that demonstrate a very small number of people doing a very small number of things and odd tangents An example of this latter is the lengthy instruction in how to do Cognitive Behavioural TherapyA lot of the evidence is anecdotal and focuses on a few extreme cases Perhaps these are indicative of a larger trend but I don t see anything in this book to convince me of that I guess I should have just read the article this book grew out ofBlog Facebook Twitter Instagram Youtube A Tangled Affair (The Pearl House 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. 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 them in bubble wrap and disinfect everything might be the cause of a variety of unsavoury things from Berkeley banning speakers to the rise in childhood leukemia I don t necessarily agree with all the authors ideas such as their thinly veiled disdain for feminists who talk about rape culture but I do think they make some important pointsThe truth is though this essay turned book should really have just stayed an essay The authors three Great Untruths make a thoughtful opinion piece but there s not a full length book hidden in the idea The result of them trying to extend their commentary to a modest 269 pages is a lot of repetition weak graphs that demonstrate a very small number of people doing a very small number of things and odd tangents An example of this latter is the lengthy instruction in how to do Cognitive Behavioural TherapyA lot of the evidence is anecdotal and focuses on a few extreme cases Perhaps these are indicative of a larger trend but I don t see anything in this book to convince me of that I guess I should have just read the article this book grew out ofBlog Facebook Twitter Instagram Youtube

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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. 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 what is taking place in universities across the US The authors of The Coddling of American Minds write a similar book but giving many examples of the erosion of free speech on campuses I m flabbergasted How can universities the very places where freedom of speech was most protected now be censoring both professors and students in order to not offend anyone In order to not harm students with ideas Greg Lukianoff and Jonathan Haidt explain why this is taking place how we have turned into a culture of fragility and over protection It is one thing to not allow hate speech hateful and truly harmful ideas as the authors are uick to point out but uite another to suppress any view that might go against what students believe in order to not harm them by exposing them to alternate points of view Why are universities firing professors for bringing up hot issues Why are they banning controversial speakers Why are they limiting what even the students can say It all starts with over parenting and treating children as fragile things that cannot withstand anything Of course this comes from a good place a good parent does not want their child to be hurt and wants to protect them from all harm I m not a parent but I can understand that We don t want those we love to be hurt or suffer However we as society have gone too far from protecting our children from peanuts and thus greatly increasing the number of children with deadly allergies to them to protecting them from alternate views and conflicting ideas We don t allow children to grow if we keep them from being exposed to things that challenge them The authors say that children are not fragile but anti fragile We need to protect them from serious harm of course but by coddling them and treating even teens as young children we are hurting their future prospects and making it difficult for them to succeed in the adult world The authors cite numerous examples of this overprotection both of young children and extending onto college campuses They list 3 Untruths that now often govern how children are raised and are causing them to be anxious and depressed than previous generations The Untruth of Fragility What doesn t kill you makes you weaker The Untruth of Emotional Reasoning Always trust your feelings The Untruth of Us Versus Them Life is a battle between good people and evil people The 3 criteria for an idea to be classified as an Untruth are It contradicts ancient wisdom It contradicts modern psychological research on well being It harms the individuals and communities who embrace itI will not expand on these in my review but highly recommend the book for any who is interested I would like to say though that I do not wholly agree with the first criteria that of something being untrue in part because it contradicts ancient wisdom I would argue that just because something has always been held true doesn t mean it is In fact just because something has always been held true is reason in itself to challenge the assumption Society would make no progress if truths were never uestioned and each generation merely accepted what the prior ones said We would still be burning people at the stake still be stoning people to death for adultery still be cutting off hands for the theft of bread still be enslaving people well we are in a way if you look at the prison industry in the US but that s for another discussion still be locking up gay people Sometimes we NEED to contradict ancient wisdom That said I mostly agree with this book and the assertions put forth by the authors I think there is a fine line at times between hate speech and free speech and I m still not sure where the line needs to be drawn Drawn it must be people must be protected from those who would harm them and incite violence against them However people do not need to be protected from merely hearing differing points of view ie a young person who is taught creationism at home is not emotionally harmed by learning about evolution in a school setting where facts are supposed to be taughtAs was pointed out to me by a reader of my original flawed and perhaps somewhat racist or at least racially insensitive review There is a very important distinction between thinking differently and holding a position that is objectively wrong This is true and this is where the line needs to be drawn And it needs to be drawn by those at whom hateful and false ideologies are directed and who are thus affected by not by those who are not The majority cannot dictate what is allowed to be taken as harmful to the minorityObjectively false ideas do not need to be entertained nor should they be When it comes to mere differences of opinion though I love the following advice from the book Argue as if you re right but listen as if you re wrong and be willing to change your mind Make the most respectful interpretation of the other person s perspective Acknowledge where you agree with your critics and what you ve learned from them