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  •  You also were probably pushed to study something (1+ / 0-)
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    when you weren't ready or had got it and were ready to move on.

    Fear is the Mind Killer

    by boophus on Mon Apr 19, 2010 at 12:48:25 PM PDT

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    •  From the very beginning I had (4+ / 0-)
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      a visceral dislike for busy work.  The number of teachers I had who did not assign busy work could be counted on one hand.  That's par for the course, of course.  On the other hand, however, I did get to keep some semblance of creativity!  And I did get busy doing very interesting things in college and beyond.  So, things turned out alright in the end.  

      In fact, of particular relevance to this discussion, I have a BS in Mathematics and Physics and a PhD in the latter.  So it is not as if I was turned off of math as a result.

      Justice deferred is justice denied. -MLK

      by zephron on Mon Apr 19, 2010 at 01:06:34 PM PDT

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