i have no idea what i'm doing. ~namaste~
—Zelda Fitzgerald, in a review of her husband’s book in 1922 (via trishahaddad)
Reminder that F. Scott Fitzgerald stole his wife’s writing, many times, while suppressing her works. See “Save Me the Waltz”, which he forced her to revise so that he could use parts of it in his own book “Tender Is the Night”. And which author do we study in school?
I didn’t know this.
He also encouraged her to have affairs so he could use that for inspiration, and when she wanted to leave him for a man she fell in love with, he locked her in their house and wouldn’t let her leave.
When she wanted to publish “Save me the Waltz,” Fitzgerald wrote in his diary about DELIBERATELY trying to TRIGGER her schizophrenic episodes and making her incapable of fighting that battle.
And Fitzgerald scholars KNOW all this. They write articles about how it was all okay because in the end, it inspired Fitzgerald to write Great Literature.
knife his corpse
NEVER READ ANY OF HIS BOOKS AGAIN. AND READ HERS INSTEAD. CONSIGN HIM TO OBLIVION.
Fuck I didn’t know this fuck ugh god why fuck ugh
Yep. All true. Learned about his trifling ass studying creative writing and English lit. at CSU. Didn’t read ONE of her books on high school, yet we’re taught how amazing and talented he was. Makes me sick. xBx
Um. I thought it was common knowledge that he was an asshole?
I knew he was an asshole, but not that bad….
i wonder who else stole from others’ ideas throughout history
My analysis of these stories suggests that (1) most ADHD-diagnosed kids do fine without drugs if they are not in a conventional school; (2) the ADHD characteristics don’t vanish when the kids leave conventional school, but the characteristics are no longer as big a problem as they were before; and (3) ADHD-diagnosed kids seem to do especially well when they are allowed to take charge of their own education.
Developmental scientists like me explore the basic science of learning by designing controlled experiments. We might start by saying: Suppose we gave a group of 4-year-olds exactly the same problems and only varied on whether we taught them directly or encouraged them to figure it out for themselves? Would they learn different things and develop different solutions? The two new studies in Cognition are the first to systematically show that they would.
In the first study, MIT professor Laura Schulz, her graduate student Elizabeth Bonawitz, and their colleagues looked at how 4-year-olds learned about a new toy with four tubes. Each tube could do something interesting: If you pulled on one tube it squeaked, if you looked inside another tube you found a hidden mirror, and so on. For one group of children, the experimenter said: “I just found this toy!” As she brought out the toy, she pulled the first tube, as if by accident, and it squeaked. She acted surprised (“Huh! Did you see that? Let me try to do that!”) and pulled the tube again to make it squeak a second time. With the other children, the experimenter acted more like a teacher. She said, “I’m going to show you how my toy works. Watch this!” and deliberately made the tube squeak. Then she left both groups of children alone to play with the toy.
All of the children pulled the first tube to make it squeak. The question was whether they would also learn about the other things the toy could do. The children from the first group played with the toy longer and discovered more of its “hidden” features than those in the second group. In other words, direct instruction made the children less curious and less likely to discover new information.
My ramblings on education:
I don’t get why we can’t have different classrooms for different learners and also have more games/music/art/playtime in school in general. ? Well, I remember enjoying school and learning until about middle school. I was a kid that benefited from more structure though. I think high school and college were/are just almost completely ‘done wrong’, for lack of better words.
Well high school, not so much, I would just allow teens to pick more of what they want to learn at that age. But my crazy idea for college was to just replace the first 2 years with some sort of shadowing/volunteering program where people could shadow/volunteer at different careers to get a feel for what they want to do. It’d probably cost a lot less money as well for everyone. Then the next 2 years would be job training/formal education.
People might be embarrassed but I would love to go to college and still learn through games/art/music. Hell yeah! Sign me up today. I say all this because:
Report: First two years of college show small gains
And then I still think we overly train sometimes; or somehow, if a job really requires certain people to know 6 years worth of knowledge/education; then maybe those jobs need to be broken up and given to 2 different people.
Anyways, when/if I have kids I want to teach them about things but also ask them their opinion on things as well.
I just remember my favorite things in school were games (bingo for vocabulary), art and crafts, making posters and powerpoint presentations (lol), we didn’t have much music but it could be so easily done..and stuff like that…I mean usually I enjoyed these things.
Crazy ideas, I know.
I’m reading about weird phobias online
because sometimes I get really annoyed/panicked about weird little things; it’s hard to explain I guess. I was getting super annoyed when my phone screen started glitching, for example.
anyways, here are some I read about:
I wanted to add my phobia to the ‘plugs’ page. Ever since I can remember I have been terrified of the plugs and filters in the bottom of swimming pools. At school they made us swim lengths and I panicked and hyperventilated when I got over the plug. Now I have a choice I just avoid them at all costs. On holiday or in a new pool I send someone on a recky first to find out where they all are so I can avoid them. If a pool comes on the TV (an overhead shot) I have to shut my eyes, and if I accidentally see the plug then I can’t stop thinking about it and visualising it for days. I’m not so keen on the painted black lines, grids and tiles on pool bottoms either, but it’s the plugs and filters I find really offensive. In the bath I have to get out before pulling the plug out. Everyone I know thinks I’m really strange but I’m going to show them this page as proof I’m not the only one!
I fear firecrackers, balloons, popping bags, anything with a sudden BANG!!…any loud bang…..it drives me nuts!!
when i see a cluster of tiny eggs, or zits or anything like that. i would get so disgusted, my skin crawls and i’m even getting itchy right now.
I just think it’s interesting.