Ask Kids "What Did You Fail at Today?"  

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At elite colleges, faculty members have been noticing a problem. Many students, while impressive on paper, seem to be unable to cope with simple struggles—getting assigned to a dorm room they’re not thrilled with, scoring less than an A-minus on a midterm, or not making the cut on school teams. The lack of resilience has become so apparent that Smith College now offers an entire course on how to fail. (One uncomfortable class project: having your worst failures projected onto a large screen in the campus hub. Ouch.)

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