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A Paradox in the Making

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Bob Beeching (robprod)
Sat, 14 Aug 1999 00:35:37 -0700


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"I thought the purpose of education was to produce people willing to =
make a contribution to society with their own unique talents and =
abilities for the common good, as well as their own."=20

A PARADOX IN THE MAKING

Or: Unique talent vs the common good?=20

When there are those who think that Tang tastes better than orange =
juice, and that Bacon Bits are real bacon, and that noise is better than =
harmony, is this an indication of the unique talents for which we are =
striving?=20

When etiquette is confused with a racket ball game, and manners with a =
newpaper column, a treadmill to oblivion can appear mighty inviting at =
times.=20

What is common does not necessarily indicate what is good. And, being =
down right common is what many are striving to become in their demeanor, =
manners, etiquette, and personal realationships. What can be more common =
than to observe intimate encounters, or watching people blow their =
brains out. What unique talent does it take to make money off of other's =
sufferings?=20

Education for the next century must become more humanizing. And it will =
not happen by putting more computers into the classroom, and wiring up =
our schools.=20

Those so-called fountainheads of learning better knuckledown and put the =
common good to work with their bevy of unique talents.=20

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"I thought the purpose of education was to produce people willing to = make a=20 contribution to society with their own unique talents and abilities for = the=20 common good, as well as their own."

A PARADOX IN THE MAKING

Or: Unique talent vs the common good?

When there are those who think that Tang tastes better than = orange=20 juice, and that Bacon Bits are real bacon, and that noise = is=20 better than harmony, is this an indication of the unique = talents=20 for which we are striving?

When etiquette is confused with a racket ball game, and = manners=20 with a newpaper column, a treadmill to oblivion can appear mighty = inviting at times.

What is common does not necessarily indicate what is = good. And,=20 being down right common is what many are striving to become in = their=20 demeanor, manners, etiquette, and personal realationships. What can be = more=20 common than to observe intimate encounters, or watching people blow = their brains=20 out. What unique talent does it take to make money off of other's = sufferings?

Education for the next century must become more humanizing. = And it=20 will not happen by putting more computers into the classroom, and wiring = up our=20 schools.

Those so-called fountainheads of learning better knuckledown = and put=20 the common good to work with their bevy of unique talents.=20

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