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NuclearDruid

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Why there's no "self esteem" training at my home
« on: June 02, 2005, 03:04:42 pm »

Marlene Zuk: Grade 'em high in self-esteem, low in realism

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Maybe it's all that self-esteem this generation of students was inculcated with as youngsters, or maybe it's the emphasis on respecting everyone else's opinion, to the point where no answer, even a mathematical one, can be truly wrong because that might offend the one who gave it. Maybe they think they should never let me see them sweat.

These explanations all seem too facile as I gaze into their smiling faces and feel like an academic Cassandra, predicting doom and disaster where they see only cheer. As graduation nears, I wonder whether they will become surgeons happily removing the wrong organs or just sales clerks unconcernedly giving incorrect change.

Be worried, I want to tell them. Then I realize they don't know the meaning of the word.

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Why there's no "self esteem" training at my home
« Reply #1 on: June 03, 2005, 09:23:51 am »

That's a very, very good article.
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Why there's no "self esteem" training at my home
« Reply #2 on: June 03, 2005, 09:37:31 am »

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