Right Thinking Will Not Be Tolerated

Ha!  This video is too funny. H/T Patrick Madrid

Very funny. But sadly it is all too true. There are people in academia and behind church pulpits who actually believe and say such things.  The idea that teaching is bad but facilitating the exploration of our narcissistic feelings is good is too common.  Asking question: good. Finding an answer: bad.

Unfortunately the anti intellectual mind set is far too common. Way back in the last century I took a course in Occupational Psychology. On the first day the professor announced that he was going to facilitate and not teach. He was the only professor at the university assigned to teach the class. The class was required for my major. I was trapped.

To make matters worse he divided us into small groups in order to share our innermost feelings. Ick.  I was over thirty with a family,and the average age of the other students was about 2 er 20. Since I am not inclined to sharing or group hugs, I channeled my inner D personality. I just said NO.

When I refused to participate, the professor decided to “punish” me by assigning a weekly project.  He assigned me a study every week from medical and psychological journals to critique and write a paper on. Little did he know that I love research, and I love to write.  He reluctantly gave me an A for the course.

And we wonder why so many kids can’t read, can’t reason, and are lost and confused.

About Susan Kehoe

I am the wife of a Catholic deacon living in Des Moines Iowa. My husband Larry was ordained in 2006. We have two children and five grandchildren.. Our daughter and her family live in Ireland, and our son and his family live in Franklin Massachusetts.
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