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View Diary: Has Harvard Professor Helen Vendler Lost Her Damn Mind? (162 comments)

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  •  Excellent points- maybe Vendler never has been (0+ / 0-)

    really challenged in her life! I've had experiences similar to what you describe; my reactions went through denial, to defensiveness, to rethinking my assumptions, to deciding that one of the most important things I could do was to keep rethinking my assumptions.
    If your worldview never gets really challenged, or you continually duck the challenges, it can be really a shock when it finally happens and you can't duck any more.

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