The Backstory to ‘The Coddling of the American Mind’

By August 10, 2015

By Greg Lukianoff and Jonathan Haidt at The Atlantic

In the winter of 2007–08, I slipped into a deep depression. I had struggled with bouts of depression my entire life, many of them quite severe, but this was in a category by itself. I could not shake the feeling that any mistake I made in my professional life—anything short of complete success—would mean ruin; nightmare scenarios played continually in my head...