The Coddling of the Canadian Mind

The Coddling of the Canadian Mind

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About the Webinar

Something has been going wrong on many post-secondary campuses in the last few years. Rates of anxiety, depression, and suicide are rising. How did this happen? This webinar is based on bestselling book, The Coddling of the American Mind. This book shows how the new problems on campus have their origins in three terrible ideas that have become increasingly woven into our childhood and education: What doesn’t kill you makes you weaker; always trust your feelings; and life is a battle between good people and evil people. These three Great Untruths contradict basic psychological principles about well-being and ancient wisdom from many cultures. Embracing these untruths—and the resulting culture of safetyism—interferes with young people’s social, emotional, and intellectual development. It makes it harder for young adults to navigate the bumpy road of life.

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About the Speaker

Greg Lukianoff

Greg Lukianoff is an attorney, New York Times best-selling author, and the President and CEO of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE). He is the author of Unlearning Liberty: Campus Censorship and the End of American Debate, Freedom From Speech, and FIRE’s Guide to Free Speech on Campus. Most recently, he co-authored The Coddling of the American Mind: How Good Intentions and Bad Ideas Are Setting Up a Generation for Failure with Jonathan Haidt. Greg is also an Executive Producer of Can We Take a Joke?, a feature-length documentary that explores the collision between comedy, censorship, and outrage culture, both on and off campus.

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