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

by Greg Lukianoff and Jonathan Haidt,
The Philadelphia Inquirer, September 28, 2018

In June 2017, Chief Justice John Roberts of the U.S. Supreme Court concluded a commencement speech at his son's middle school by predicting that "whether I wish these things or not," the graduates would experience betrayal, loneliness, bad luck, and pain. Those willing and able to learn from "messages in misfortune," he added, would be far more likely to be better citizens and better people.


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