Are We The Most Sensitive Generation Of All Time?

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Are we the most sensitive generation of all time? Many people in our society think that our generation is so hypersensitive about everything. We are not hypersensitive to everything instead it is because we can obtain information so easily today that we as students fear that power. We learn about all these different things that can potentially hurt or offend some people on the internet so we try to not use this power. Thus, this forms a group of words that are regarded as taboo in society because they can trigger the emotions of others Thus, trigger warnings were created to help provide students on campus a safe space to not be affected by society, but is that good for the students? Recently, an article called “The Coddling of the American Mind” by Greg Lukianoff and Jonathan Haidt states, “Trigger warnings are alerts that professors are expected to issue if something in a course might cause a strong emotional response” (Lukianoff 1). In their article, they counter the idea of trigger warning stating that avoiding or using trigger warnings would not help students instead we should help them slowly adapt to these extreme situations and word choice because they will not move on from that issue unless addressed. While another article, “The Trigger Warning Myth” by Aaron R. Hanlon redefines trigger warnings as something that should be use in a college setting because professors uses trigger warnings to remind the students the graphic content of the course. Both articles provide

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