Stiofan MacAmhalghaidh wrote:
> <<Give the child the name of a book and a boot. He needs to go do his own
> (who has taught one too many lazy college kids)>>
> well said! there are enough of us that have spent sleep time finding stuff out,
> researched while travelling to work, spent lunchtimes in libraries etc etc etc
> in the quest for knowledge. I have no problem helping out those with needs, but
> I think you are right here - this is a bit too close to a want, not a need.
> sorry to be so 'unfair' about it, but for a student the purpose is to learn two
> things - the information itself, and the value of the personal search/ hard
> work. It is sad how many people seem to have failed to realise the wonderful
> pleasure of digging out info for yourself, and of building your own ideas up.
> I can't remember your name, but please try and do the work yourself.
> (who has long wished for the chance to teach, be they lazy or not)
My Latin teacher in high scool taught that the mark of an intelligent
person was not knowing the facts but where to find them!