>>There’s an Isaac Asimov story. I think it’s called “With Folded Hands” about what happens in a world where people are “protected” from everything bad. It should be required reading.<<
Not by Asimov. By Jack Williamson, published in 1947. A mssterpiece.
No, really, it’s Asimov. It was one of the robot stories and was referred to in later robot stories as the reason why the robots went underground.