I tend to get choked up when reading anything about really sick babies or other children. Our son is 11 months old, and I couldn't imagine having to go through a disease or something that would take him away. Before he came around, those kinds of things would make me feel bad for the people, but nowadays, they really hit hard.Last night, I was deeply touched by an article describing how two poor couples live and love each other. Do you ever cry when reading a book or article?
Books? Never. I read mostly fiction so... no tears for nonexistent people.Do you ever cry when reading a book or article?
Sigh. What a disgracefully intellectually lazy post. At every level. Complacent, pseudo-clever and intellectually lazy. Trite. Glib responses disguised as superficial wit.I nearly cry when read exam study guides and think i have to study all that?
Sigh. What a disgracefully intellectually lazy post. At every level. Complacent, pseudo-clever and intellectually lazy. Trite. Glib responses disguised as superficial wit.
I used to teach at university for a living. (History and politics). And yes, I loved teaching, revered learning, was fascinated by research and valued education. Not just as a means of social mobility but as something of value in itself, where learning for its own sake is worth pursuing because knowing things is .wonderful ...
More recently, I have worked in parts of the world where people get killed for wanting an education, where schools are destroyed, teachers slaughtered, students executed.
Do you really want to know the - endlessly creative sentences - there were begging, nay, bleating to escape from under my gnawed fingernails when I read the sort of witless post you have just written? You are privileged to be in a position to be able to study, and receive the sort of support that is often available in the western world in order to be able to do so. You should rejoice in that, not sneer at it.
Did you choose what it is you are studying? Or, were you coerced, or even emotionally blackmailed into studying it? If not, why not "study all that" and master it?
It is not so many centuries ago that - even in our western world - that education had to be paid for - it was a costly luxury and was regarded as such - and that any sort of access to same was confined to males whose families could afford it. Mock it at your peril.