So far as we follow the opposite impulses in our private interactions with each other, so far as we attempt not to argue with others but to intimidate them, so far as we indulge the toxic nonsense that there is a right not to be offended, we undermine that consensus, and so in turn weaken our defenses - intellectual, political, legal - against the government doing likewise.
Positive Psychology, as a brand, still hasn't caught on yet - it sounds too airy-fairy, to pop-science.
Self-regulation and social-emotional literacy, however, are terms that are steadily gaining traction.
In a nutshell, the purpose of such practices is this - to develop a certain amount of self-consciousness, understanding how and why certain external stimuli, like words said in your direction impact you the way you do.
Behavioural Economics seeks to do the same thing, but from a macro level. So does industrial psychology.
The goal is no longer to weed out the weak through tough competition; it's to support strength and resilience through education, relationship development and space/work organization. Which is what design thinking is all about.
Does this trend make you anxious? Does it feel like someone's slipping something into your water, trying to wrest your individuality away from you?
I'm sorry to hear that and understand how discomforting that feeling must be. If it makes you feel any better, that's a problem your grandkids won't have to deal with.
"In the moment when I truly understand my enemy, understand him well enough to defeat him, then in that very moment I also love him. I think it's impossible to really understand somebody, what they want, what they believe, and not love them the way they love themselves. And then, in that very moment when I love them... I destroy them."