Where Jonathan Haidt things the American mind went wrong


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Notes

  • Haidt sees a generation warped by overparenting and smartphones and flirting with illiberalism. He worries over a culture of “safetyism” that confuses disagreement with violence. He sees political correctness on campus as a threat not just to speakers’ incomes, but to students’ psyches.
  • Nothing is miserable unless you think it so. Nothing brings happiness unless you are content with it
  • Mental health problems are up. Point to hospital admissions for self harm, which are constantly for millennials but way up for Gen z
  • Great untruths
  • Fragility
  • Emotional reasoning
  • Us vs. them