Simone Sepe, Chester H. Smith Professor of Law and Finance at the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law and a Freedom Center Faculty member, argues that aversion to contentious discussions restricts open dialogue, impairs collective decision-making, and endangers educators’ ability to prepare students for societal intricacies. When the primary objective is merely to prevent discomfort for others, it gives rise to a self-dependent reality that ultimately erodes individual character and potentially increases our vulnerability to life’s harsh realities.

Read the full article: “Culture of Fragility” in First Things.