Laura Noggle's Reviews > The Coddling of the American Mind: How Good Intentions and Bad Ideas Are Setting Up a Generation for Failure

The Coddling of the American Mind by Jonathan Haidt
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Found this one to be a chore for the majority, mass generalizations based on a very limited subset of American middle class/college educated.

There were a lot of interesting points however.

Appreciated the frequent references to one of my favorite authors, Nassim Nicholas Taleb, particularly his book Antifragile: Things That Gain From Disorder.

“Free speech and the ability to tolerate offense are the hallmarks of a free and open society.”

This book focuses on addressing these three main points:

1. The Untruth of Fragility: What doesn't kill you makes you weaker.
2. The Untruth of Emotional Reasoning: Always trust your feelings.
3. The Untruth of Us Versus Them: Life is a battle between good people and evil people.
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Reading Progress

May 11, 2019 – Started Reading
May 11, 2019 – Shelved
May 16, 2019 –
53.0% "An absolute chore so far."
May 19, 2019 – Shelved as: nonfiction
May 19, 2019 – Shelved as: 2019
May 19, 2019 – Finished Reading

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