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George Orwell`s Rolling Over In His Grave [Pic]

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George Orwell`s Rolling Over In His Grave [Pic]. And he`s also laughing at us and calling us jackasses.
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Hits: 48199 | Favorites: 7 | Emailed: 4 | Rating: 3.3 | Category: Weird | Date: 01/03/2010
 
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obhwfgirl
Female, 18-29, Western US
 584 Posts
Wednesday, January 6, 2010 7:10:23 PM
slayer50515, it's very clear that you`re still in HS and probably pissed that you have to take chemistry, right?

What America is doing right is precisely what you say it`s doing wrong. Schools teach you multiple disciplines so you`re exposed to many different subjects and ways of thinking.

Honestly, the problem is the anti-intellectualism that`s pervasive in Western culture (mostly America). The idea that "I`ll learn only what I need to know and nothing more."

Nobody says you have to love chemistry or literature or whatever but remember that the smartest people in this world are able to think multi-dimensionally. They welcome the opportunity to see the world in a new way. Life can be much more interesting and even exciting when you understand all the layers of complexity.

Unless your idea of exciting is April 15th -- in which case, I`m very sorry.


slayer50515
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 990 Posts
Tuesday, January 5, 2010 12:59:02 AM
"If the person trying to expand your knowledge isn't even interested enough in learning about something himself/herself, typically kids aren`t going to be interested. It really is quite unfortunate."
Welcome to American schooling.
Are there any other countries out there that require someone who plans to be an accountant to learn about valence electrons? I`m fairly certain they will use that information only a handful of times in their life.

AndelleRae
Female, 18-29, Midwest US
 840 Posts
Monday, January 4, 2010 9:35:03 PM
StarDagger, it could be the teachers' fault. When I read 1984 in high school, my teacher taught us about the book by reading CliffsNotes. Not only did she use CliffsNotes, they were wrong. If the person trying to expand your knowledge isn`t even interested enough in learning about something himself/herself, typically kids aren`t going to be interested. It really is quite unfortunate.

vodooshaman
Male, 70 & Over, Africa
 447 Posts
Monday, January 4, 2010 7:47:13 PM
stardagger i dislike you. yet thats a win

TadnJess
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 139 Posts
Monday, January 4, 2010 3:43:23 PM
Is that Duran Duran I hear in the background?
(I just had a flash to 1984)

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