faculty years ago--a long time ago, I think it was a long long
time ago. I asked my classes next day: "How many here don't
know how to think and want to learn, raise your hand." No one.
They all ready knew how. See: that's the problem. NO? You
don't see that as the problem?
I called my first year seminar Liberal ART aka Stupid Club,
and that sorted out smart sheeps from stupid goats who liked
the idea of a stupid club. Don't know if we got much smarter,
but something of a relief to see our stupidity as something of
a resource. Imagine. Local food.
Thinking How TO: in case you are wondering how to think
or at least get better at how you think now (not to be confused
with what you think, that should be obvious (subject-matter
content, stuff you process in courses, political and religious
issues, concerns re popular fashion and media and such like);
What I recommend is that you argue your ass off--argue,
argue, argue: as much as you can and whenever with anyone
the more the better how could it be otherwise? You won't get
smart just sitting on it. I argue as much as I can, out of both
sides of my mouth & sometimes three and look how smart
I am. I wasn't just born this way.
You think I'm joking?