A recent study of 600 millionaires identified two key characteristics that were critical to the financial success of those interviewed.
Our college campuses however emphasizes completely different qualities in the minds they are shaping for the future.
1.)“What doesn’t kill you makes you weaker,” or the idea that exposure to offensive or difficult ideas is traumatic.
2.) “Always trust your feelings,” or the notion that feeling upset by an idea is a reason to discount it.
3.) Us versus them,” or homogenous tribal thinking that leads people to shame those whose views fall outside that of their group.
This, according to two self identified liberals who have been examining free speech at the modern institution of higher learning. Greg Lukianoff and Jonathan Haidt wrote an article for the Atlantic titled, “The Coddling of the American Mind” which they followed up with a book last year. Here
Lukianoff and Haidt on BookTV Here