I know I've been negligent about posting for the past week, two actually, but here's the thing; without feedback, it's hard to know what direction to take this web log. It hadn't occurred to me that no one would care, or interact.
I wanted this to spark a few minds, create debate. Instead, I've been merrily pissing in the wind it seems.
I'm not bitter mind you. I'm still plugging along, sopping up information like gravy. I just don't know why anyone would care that part of the Social Science syllabus I'm using wants me to learn Greek philosophy-and that I've rediscovered Socrates, and a new found appreciation of his ideas. I can relate to him as an adult in ways I couldn't imagine when I studied him the first time around.
Who wants to know that I spend every moment that I'm knee deep in Business law cackling madly at the absurdity of the rules we as a species have created to govern how we do business?
Does anyone want or need the resources I could provide?
Is anyone interested in the fact that the more I study, the more convinced I am that "education" is such a subjective term that it should be revamped and rethought-do you care why I think that?
No one wants to know the difficulties I'm having with statistical math, or wants to discuss the fact that I have no trouble at all with statistical theory. I find this interesting as hell, but I don't think anyone else does.
Clearly, I didn't think this log through. I'm bored with posting quick blurbs about a given subject, and I don't feel as though I have anything relevant to add to this log. Without feedback, without discourse, without a challenger or supporter, all I'm doing here is keeping a diary, and I could do that in private.
I have dozens and dozens of links to sites that will happily teach you anything you can imagine-and some things you possibly couldn't. I think the net could radically change how education is not only delivered, but perceived as well, and I leave you with this thought today:
Why should anyone pay for information you really can get for free?
I know it's free-I'm proving it now.
What is the difference between my self taught work, and what is taught in schools-and further, and possibly more importantly-what is the value of my work vs theirs?
It's the same information-isn't it?
We will see.
I just don't think anyone cares lol