I came across this interesting read in the last week which makes the case that students today are too easily offended. Professor Irshad Manji makes the case that, “while more and more schools are teaching young people how not to be offensive, they also need to be teaching a new generation how not to be offended“.
“Teaching young people how not to be offended is to equip them to embrace people as complex individuals and not just as mascots of this or that tribe,” says Manji. “We grow by engaging those with whom we disagree. When we take offense, we’re in [a] reactive mode, and we miss opportunities to ask people why they believe what they do.”https://people.com/human-interest/schools-kids-how-not-to-be-offended-irshad-manji/