My Thoughts as a Student

First, the teacher has all the authority and power, while the student has none, so the teacher has the power to make the student's life miserable, while the student has no power to protect himself. So it doesn't take much intelligence for the student to just keep his mouth shut and avoid calling attention to himself. What could be a more obvious decision to make when confronted with such a lopsided distribution of power?

Secondly, a student may sometimes listen to a teacher, not to find out useful information, but to attempt to catch the teacher in a logical fallacy. This is such a pointless, stupid way of listening hat it is clear going to waste months of precious time until the inevitable realization that the only transaction that matters is a transfer of useful information from adults who possess it to children who do not.

Catching mistakes is not a criminal misuse of time. Pointing out the mistakes however, is. Catching them - noticing them - that was essential. If the student was not in his own mind distinguish between useful and erroneous information then he is not learning at all, he would merely be replacing ignorance with false belief, which was no improvement.

One thing I also thought about is the uselessness of speaking up. If I know the teacher is wrong, and say nothing, then I remain the only one who knows, and that gives me an advantage over those who believe the wrong information.

in my life...

Let's just say that his was a weak moment for me...ok?

There are places I'll remember
All my life though some have changed
Some forever not for better
Some have gone and some remain
All these places had their moments
With lovers and friends I still can recall
Some are dead and some are living
In my life I've loved them all

But of all these friends and lovers
There is no one that compares with you
And these memories lose their meaning
When I think of love as something new
Though I know I'll never lose affection
For people and things that went before
I know I'll often stop and think about them
In my life I'll always love you more

Dealing With Stress and Annoying Things

When I am dealing with stress or confronted with a difficult problem or cornered by a really annoying person with no means to fight back, I like to...

- imagine the problem dying a painful death
- imagine the problem going up in a burst of flames
- strangling the problem until it's solved
- scratching my head
- pretending to assemble/disassemble a M1911 or an M16
- popping some pills
- popping some bubble wrap
- daydreaming

Just a quick thought...

I think it's healthy to have a friendly relationship with a member of the opposite sex without the ultimate goal being sex or cashing in on their life insurance.

Don't You?

(heh, as if anyone actually reads this crap for a blog haha)

Meant for Another Time

I have this nagging feeling that I it would have been more appropriate if I had been born in the 1800s or the 1900s. I just know it. My political and social tastes are more or less 60-100 years old. I have these ambitions involving imperialism and desire of colonialism. Even the music such as The British Grenadiers, Paganini, The Beatles appeal to me more than the stuff we get today.

Then again, th 1900s, especially in a backwater country like *this*, life sucked. The Philippines was probably the "Poland" of Asia since the big nations would always fight for the land and the local resistance was always crushed eventually.

*sigh* How I wish I could have been born in The British Empire during the Victorian Era, or perhaps in France during Napoleon's time, or even in The Kingdom of Prussia during the German Unification by Otto Van Bismarck, maybe even the time of the Beatles and Woodstock.

Those were the days...

YM Stupidities (WARNING: This is a Rant)

What is the point of asking people in Yahoo Messenger if they are invisible?

There is a reason why they are invisible. Do you expect that every time you send those bothersome group messages and ask the invisible people to come out that they will suddenly pop out of nowhere like a warhead in Iraq saying "Hey there, I'm invisible because !" People think: WHY DO YOU THINK THEY ARE INVISIBLE IN THE FIRST PLACE?