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  •  I think we need to keep talking (12+ / 0-)

    to people who are lacking information. Yes, it can wear you down sure. I'm a teacher; it's all I do... tell people about stuff they don't know already and also, try to listen in earnest even when something seems odd.

    I do think people have real fears about OWS that are totally worth talking about because everyone really is the 99% and they need to know how and why and what that means.

    Too many see it these days as something you join, like a cult, when it's actually a statement of a preexisting state of being, socioculturally.

    So I am going to say let's keep talking about it. Even if the conversation is with people less abreast of current events. Sometimes I'm like that myself about some things.

    Although 'tis close to bed for me now. Nighty night!

    •  It is the repetition and (7+ / 0-)

      having to direct to materials that have already been covered.

      I already know I lack the temperament to teach.

      Although in another life I did teach archery.

      That is a wonderful analysis BTW:

      Too many see it these days as something you join, like a cult, when it's actually a statement of a preexisting state of being, socioculturally.

      I just lose patience after the third repetition of a single point.

      Plus I'm usually busy trying to multitask and find info to post.

      Education is a progressive discovery of our own ignorance.

      by Horace Boothroyd III on Sun Nov 27, 2011 at 09:37:41 PM PST

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    •  thanks for the post - and one point... (2+ / 0-)
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      haremoor, Deep Texan

      it isn't so much as folks are "less abreast" - rather, they are hearing many conflicting descriptions from many sources.

      there needs to be a clear outline (as a teacher, i am sure you understand that if the underlying information isn't organized, your students will miss a great deal of information).

      i have taught every age from 6 to 90s - day care to corporate - and the need to have a clear focus on what it is you are teaching is critical.

      this is the problem i see with ows and the sad realization that the movement is losing opportunities to effect real change.

      there IS no clarity of purpose - a lot of independent groups are making up their own as they go along - that is not effective.

      imagine if every school decided to teach a subject using their own criteria and rules.  there would be no universal science, no math, none.  clarification of what is universal and valid is critical for growth - the movement needs to find that clarification and unification soon or the window will shut.

      that is why i wrote this diary.  time is limited to keep people's attention focused (unless it is the bad focus from provoking police response and making spectacular splash stories on the evening news).

      Is GlowNZ back yet?

      by edrie on Sun Nov 27, 2011 at 09:50:26 PM PST

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