Wednesday, January 30, 2008

In addition...

Just an end note to that previous post. I looked back in the chat channel to see how the conversation ended.
It turned out to be 2 guys going back and forth about how to raise kids, and neither one had kids of their own. They were both in their early 20's, and the most vocal of the two was studying psychology. He adamantly thought Sigmund Freud was the leading authority on child rearing. They both agreed that they disagreed with each other on how to raise children, and yet had been so quick to tell me how I was doing it all so wrong!
In the book I have been reading, that Ted previously mentioned, there is a little story about Education.
*Some people struggle for answers. One student told the medical school professor that in some points his lectures disagreed with the textbook. When shown where in the textbook, the professor tore those pages out of it..."Now it agrees with me", he said.*

And here is another to close: " A society that scorns excellence in plumbing because it's a humble occupation and promotes shoddy philosophy because it's exalted, has neither good plumbing nor good philosophy. Neither pipes nor theories will hold water." - John Gardner

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