Monday, September 19

Note to Self....

Note to Self... if you are posting on a class discussion board on which you are asked to share your reflections on a particular article... don't say things like, "...this is obvious to anyone who has been educated in the 20th century..." or, perhaps worse, "As a member of a post-modern society..."

Because come to find out, what is obvious to me, looking out from my little bubble, isn't so obvious to others who have been educated. And some of the people sitting right next to me, aren't members of a post-modern society.

I think there is something to be said for sticking your foot in your mouth every once in a while. You might find out the world around you is bigger, more diverse than you imagined.


The Bug said...

This is very true. One thing you learn from age, grasshopper, is that you can't assume that people know obvious things. It took me a while to figure that out, but it really is true.

Jo said...

Katy, you are one of the smartest people on the blogs. Don't let anyone patronize you. :-)