14 December 2004

Logic: It's that simple, but that complex

Ref

Parents usually mean well. But the sometimes really do a disservice.

School was the same. Rather than explain "the real reason", I remember hearing alot of stuff that frankly doesn't make sense.

It would've been nice in school if parents and educators had simply said, "The reason you need this is that if you don't have it, someone who knows it is going to take advantage of you."

They're going to take your mind, get you to believe things that are not true, or have you arrive at a conclusion about "value" that is at odds with reality.

Blogging

Blogs are whatever people want them to be. But the minute I get the inclination that something is not quite right, I make no bones about calling a spade a spade.

Take coding for example. It's not rocket science. It's simply making logical statements and arriving at a desired outcome.

Whether we actually get there is another matter.

But schools don't talk about this. They don't generalize across the disciplines to show "how this can be used." I'm not talking about a particular piece of information, but the general notion of taking in information, arriving at hypothesis, testing them, and then making a decision.

Schools can celebrate all they want about "their test scores." But the moment the educators forget who they are actually teaching, and what they want their students to accomplish, that's the sign of a problem.

Schools do much. But they also need to get people to see "how it fits".

People when they are young sometimes have problems with school, not because the student has a problem, but because someone hasn't spoken to in terms the student can relate to.

All people are logical. The trick is to awaken within themselves the power to see if for themselves.

RSS. All people have to do is show how it fits. Quit talking. Demonstrate. Results. Anything less, and you're just another failed institution. With waning credibility.

... as the popularity count continues to plummet. People catch on. They can be fooled for only so long.

When they awaken, beware of upset tigers. The monkies best not cover their ears, for those unflattering feeds warn of the elephants. They run because of the approaching fire.

Not to worry. Cover your ears. Ignore the feed. It will all go away. Click heels twice.
Ref

Parents usually mean well. But the sometimes really do a disservice.

School was the same. Rather than explain "the real reason", I remember hearing alot of stuff that frankly doesn't make sense.

It would've been nice in school if parents and educators had simply said, "The reason you need this is that if you don't have it, someone who knows it is going to take advantage of you."

They're going to take your mind, get you to believe things that are not true, or have you arrive at a conclusion about "value" that is at odds with reality.

Blogging

Blogs are whatever people want them to be. But the minute I get the inclination that something is not quite right, I make no bones about calling a spade a spade.

Take coding for example. It's not rocket science. It's simply making logical statements and arriving at a desired outcome.

Whether we actually get there is another matter.

But schools don't talk about this. They don't generalize across the disciplines to show "how this can be used." I'm not talking about a particular piece of information, but the general notion of taking in information, arriving at hypothesis, testing them, and then making a decision.

Schools can celebrate all they want about "their test scores." But the moment the educators forget who they are actually teaching, and what they want their students to accomplish, that's the sign of a problem.

Schools do much. But they also need to get people to see "how it fits".

People when they are young sometimes have problems with school, not because the student has a problem, but because someone hasn't spoken to in terms the student can relate to.

All people are logical. The trick is to awaken within themselves the power to see if for themselves.

RSS. All people have to do is show how it fits. Quit talking. Demonstrate. Results. Anything less, and you're just another failed institution. With waning credibility.

... as the popularity count continues to plummet. People catch on. They can be fooled for only so long.

When they awaken, beware of upset tigers. The monkies best not cover their ears, for those unflattering feeds warn of the elephants. They run because of the approaching fire.

Not to worry. Cover your ears. Ignore the feed. It will all go away. Click heels twice.
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