Monday, January 2, 2017

Are We Coddling Young Adult Minds ???

An associate professor at Penn State University Hazleton recently argued that colleges are treating young adults like infants and setting them up for a lifetime of failure.

Shane Ralston, an associate professor of philosophy, wrote in an article for Intellectual Takeout last week that university trends like instituting “safe spaces” and “trigger warnings” are to blame for young adults failing to “develop perseverance and grit,” The College Fix reported.

Mr. Ralston said many young Americans today are living in “bad faith,” meaning they treat themselves as objects and not as autonomous or freely choosing agents.

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I'm not certain many people will agree with Ralston, but it sure is hard to argue with Sartre.

Or is the rejection of Sartre what this is all about? Are US young adults really entitled? Do they deserve to be so isolated; perhaps even NEED to be isolated in the world we are creating for them?

THAT would really suck, wouldn't it?

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