Analysis Of ' The Coddling Of The American Mind ' By Greg Lukianoff And Jonathan Haidt

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It Time to Stop Being Polite and Start Getting Real
Warning: Life does not always always give you a warning. “The Coddling of the American Mind” by Greg Lukianoff and Jonathan Haidt’s, published in the magazine The Atlantic, details how college students are being protected from the harsh realities of the world. The essay explains how teachers and schools are avoiding specific subjects and content in order to prevent conflict with the students. Lukianoiff and Haidt also explain in the essay how this conflict aversion could correlate with the higher levels of mental distress among young adults in college. Lukianoiff and Haidt’s analysis on the oversensitification of the college community and its effects on mental health has clear direction, numerous effective pieces of supporting evidence while arguing their purpose with sound, logical reasoning.
Oversensitivity is an inherently difficult topic to discuss because of how sensitive people are to it. I believe Greg Lukianoff and Jonathan Haidt provided a variety of situations that support their claim that college aged individuals are being protected from the world that lies beyond college because people are afraid of offending their sensibilities. An effective quote that supports their argument, while also acting as comic relief, is provided by the pseudonymed professor saying, “I’m a Liberal Professor, and My Liberal Students Terrify Me”(Lukianoff & Haidt). Lukianoff and Haidt set the tone for their work early on that allows…

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