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HAHAHAHA I meant I suffer from excessive cranial circumference and hats generally don't fit me, but I suppose you could read other meanings into that. I do come off as big headed at times
I hear you. I grew up around ex-felons and "menial labourers" as they call them. I jokingly say that they were my baby sitters and it was pretty much true. Thing was, I learned so much from them about life and other subjects that they really left a mark on me (a good one!).
What a great POV. And full of wisdom, too.
My parents once rented an "in-law suite" to an ol' mean biddy who was always all up in my business and marriage. I loathed her as much as she seemed to loathe me. Then one day--I don't recall how it transpired--we sat down and talked and she amazed me with her pov. I learned a LOT that day and we were close from then on.
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Yep, and that's the problem. How do you raise a kid and keep him free from those horrible things called "schools" while still getting him educated?
That's exactly what I mean about intellect and wisdom. They're not necessarily mutually compatible.
Heres a quick story,
1'st grade, New school, teacher hands me a math book and says "this is what we will be doing" she walks away.
Young Benrl, looks at this book, and goes, she said we would be doing it, so he does it, all of it.
Teacher returns, and proceeds to browbeat benrl For and I qoute " what the hell am I supposed to teach you now"
By 2nd Grade, Young benrl now receives work, and does not do it, stares blankly, or writes random diatribes into the answer portions of the test, this has now caused Benrl to repeat the 1st grade, and about to repeat the 2nd.
By now, older "gifted brother" is excelling, younger "gifted" brother also.
Young Benrl gets tested by the school for special ed...
Surprise, after counselling months of humiliation, Young Benrl is diagnosed...
Its Boredom, 135 IQ, Math skills at the College lever, Reading comprehension at High school level.
End result, I f-ed off through school, barely graduated, college late,
And to this day, I have an violent distrust of Bureaucracy and Authority.edit on 20-2-2014 by benrl because: (no reason given)