[personal profile] sorrowmonkey
Why do I insist in commenting in my professor's journal? I inevitably get told I'm stupid, ignorant, or argumentative, but I keep doing it. He ridicules everything I say, and yet I just keep doing it!

I know that I am occasionally stupid, rarely ignorant, and frequently argumentative, but in every single comment? For someone who claims to embrace critical thinking (that should be a warning label, anyway), he is completely unwilling to consider my arguments whatsoever. Why do I crave his approval?

I need to stop responding to his blog. I need to quit reading his blog. I need to quit obsessing over this stuff. But it's like a train wreck: I just cannot turn away! Then again, he could be right.

Argh.

Date: 2007-02-02 09:33 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] farmhouse-ghost.livejournal.com
Probably the same reason why JD takes Perry's crap on Scrubs.

Date: 2007-02-02 10:10 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kuzu-no-ha.livejournal.com
oh.. good observation.

"critical thinking" != "being criticised" ;}

Date: 2007-02-05 06:13 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ferriludant.livejournal.com

Whether he's always wrong or just sometimes wrong, I urge you to treat it as an exercise in self-development. Practice patience, support your arguments, seek the common ground (e.g., once you can identify values you have in common, you can use those values to examine his positions), and the like. Don't take it emotionally.

From what I hear, being simultaneously dispassionate and passionate is a hallmark of the profession you're training for, no?

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