College kids need challenge, not ‘safety’ | Joanne

Instead of demanding “safe spaces,” young people should be encouraged to seek challenges, writes Andrew Rotherham in U.S. News.

He had a “life-changing” Outward Bound experience at the age of 22.

Now in his 40s, he went river rafting with Outward Bound in Utah. Once again, he learned to “rig to flip” the boat. The six-person boat team learned to work together to get through the rapids.

“When you experience a group of strangers coming together in a short period of time, meeting real challenges, functioning as a team, striving, acting compassionately and living values of service to…

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