I wanna point out something that happened last semester. I never intended to make a thread about it, but this teacher has been acting strangely lately
so I decided to go ahead and make a thread.
This teacher used to work for the DOD(Department of Defense). He never said specifically what he did, but it had something to do with Psychology tests
for the Military and other training programs.
Here's the scary part:
He references real-life events a lot to make his points in class. ie: "this is what you shouldn't do" and would show us Youtube videos of how not to
raise kids etc.
This is where the scary part happened.
He was talking about the Hierarchy of needs. He asked the entire class if we felt safe? We have military protecting us and we are in a safe enclosed
room, so we feel safe, right? When everyone responded by saying that they felt safe, he immediately said, "Are you safe? What if a 14.0 earthquake
hit? Japan had a 9.0 and they are more prepared for Earthquakes than any other country in the world. If we had a 14.0, this entire classroom would be
leveled to the ground."
The above is paraphrasing, but that was the idea. His tone of voice during that time was extremely cryptic, and he seemed void of any emotion or
vigor. He is normally a funny, cheerful guy and makes jokes all the time. When he talked about this, it seemed as though he knew something and what he
knew was really bad.
I immediately thought two weird things...
1) Why a 14.0? Cali had a 6.7 with devastating effects. Japans was a 9.0, and was one of the highest recorded earthquakes in history. A 14.0? That
wouldn't even fit on the scale....
2) When i talk about "hypotheticals", i usually talk about it laughingly or jokingly. You can tell i'm being sarcastic or just thinking about random
stuff. I know many people who act this way as well. Why was my teacher so cryptic when he spoke about this?
What do you guys think? He worked for the DOD, so maybe he knows something?
edit on 23-2-2012 by demonseed because: (no reason given)