Conventional ‘Commonsense’ Is Not Always Correct

Posted: January 22, 2018 in Uncategorized

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  1. Grace Lebrecht says:

    This is one of the coolest things I’ve read. Goes to show that if you set your mind to something you can achieve it!

    • Yes. Why I don’t subscribe to the dictum ‘you can do anything you want,’ I certainly do believe that each of us can do far more, and more interesting things than most of us would ever imagine. College should be a key time to discover our hidden capacities. That’s why I consider is so important that students not enter college already knowing exactly who they are and what they want to become. Nor do I understand the tremendous urgency most students feel to graduate as quickly as possible. I’m not saying all learning ends after college. Indeed, Honors is committed to encouraging student to become lifelong learners. Still, it’s much harder to learn outside the facilitating structure and freedom of inquiry which a genuine university should provide. If nothing else, I hope students will learn to understand the university for what is actually is, or should be, and not simply as the world’s most expensive trade schools. As for our long-snapper quarterback, I think his accomplishments, if viewed by his fellows, will offer them one of the most valuable lessons they will ever receive in school. I sincerely hope he makes the cut.

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