The Lack of Education in America
Posted 13 January 2014 - 08:51 AM Edited by Brazil301, 13 January 2014 - 05:54 PM.
Posted 13 January 2014 - 04:28 PM
You cannot advertise your blog here or create posts just because you want people to read your blog. Instead, why not create a topic here with your continuous blog posts? You would receive a lot more feedback here from myself, Mokrie, Em, Ace, and others.
Posted 13 January 2014 - 05:44 PM Edited by Mokrie Dela, 13 January 2014 - 05:50 PM.
I think Brazil has misunderstood a previous conversation I've had with him. Indeed, you can not advertise your blog in a post. In your sig, as said, is fine. But if you have a piece of writing you want feedback on, then you have to post that in its entirety. That is, not posting just an extract. Post the entire story, and you'll get feedback. Some might click, some might not, so posting an extract will likely have people go "nah"
Post the whole thing and I know Ziggy will dive head-first into it, or if he doesnt, Aceray might or myself.
I'll leave this open in the hope that you will update it.
Posted 14 January 2014 - 07:06 AM
I think this probably belongs in D&D, but, I noticed the point about men we revere/explored the universe.
Have you heard of Carl Sagan? He is my inspiration, he is the reason why I want to explore the universe, or, at least inspire others to.
I remember lying in my bed crying over how there is nothing like "magic". Then, I discovered science, and it's true Majesty.
But yes, I think because of the national dependence on mass media like reality TV shows or music that only centers on falling in love or basic things like my truck, it leads to this problem of a stupefied America. Hell, my dad only gets his info from fox news. He only excepts the "experts" views and does not actually do any research on the subjects they discuss himself, but just relies on which "expert" he thinks like the most. It's a terrible way to form an opinion.
That said, I guess I will have to find what the statistics are on TV watching. I just think the problem is people not thinking for themselves, entirely. Of course, you could say Carl Sagan blasted his brain into me...ugh...so many variables.
Posted 14 January 2014 - 10:45 AM Edited by Mokrie Dela, 14 January 2014 - 01:20 PM.
I'm split whether this is simply the rantings of some guy, or an actual work of writing.
I'm going to assume it's the latter.
I found myself thinking how little I see a characteristic narrator in stories. Nine times out of ten, it's the same, matter-of-fact narrator: Bob went here, bob did that. He thought it as right.
If this is not just a rambling rant, then i think it's pretty good. A few grammatical errors here and there - missing speech marks etc - and the odd spelling mistake, but the actual flow of writing was good. Most of all though, the one thing that i picked out of this, that i might have "learned" is as follows:
The narrative is cynical, angry even. Whether that's the actual narrative, or just the user's own thoughts, i can not tell. Either way, the idea in my head of a biased, opinionated, or cynical narrator is planted in my head. Whether this is made up, or just a blog, i don't know, but it's given me that idea.
Posted 14 January 2014 - 04:05 PM Edited by Xboxless, 14 January 2014 - 04:13 PM.
I know what this is....
Not the greatest, but certainly the most influential.
Posted 14 January 2014 - 04:48 PM
Education != intelligence. Everyone having college degrees won't suddenly make them more intelligent, it'll just make them idiots with a piece of paper saying they're qualified to do X and about $40k in debt. I do think that the actual educational programs we have in the country are complete sh*t, though. Pre-secondary schools do a pretty bad job at giving kids the fundamentals and colleges care more about making a dollar and keeping their inflated egos intact. And good movie
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