33 comments on “Which

  1. Now that’s deep! If the end result is the same, does it matter. Status quo and the inequitable distribution of wealth. They always did a good job with what was available once the masses learned to read, well … sort of., we’re losing that too.


  2. As a teacher, I wonder the same thing. Even the most simple things are questioned–sometimes just because they can, other times to keep from studying Spanish, and sometimes because they really want to know why it has to be that way. I wish I could help them see that while nothing is truly set in stone in this post-modernist life, some things are better followed, just because it makes life easier.

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  3. So true, Honestly, I just went through all of my social networks and deleted the unecessary people and sites. BS is an understatement. What’s worst, it has you salavating over likes. I like myself, thank goodness, because this crap will have a weak person feeling unworthy. Love your poetry, always someting to learn.


  4. I think that my 7th grade social studies teacher said something to the effect of, “Believe 75% of what you see; 50% of what you read; and, 25% of what you hear.” As the internet seems to have replaced conversations between people, I would put it into the last category. The degree of harm between falsehood today and yesteryear probably depends on how gullible our society is… well, that’s not saying much.


  5. *** Please replace previous comment with this one:

    I thought about this earlier today by coincidence. My conclusion was not so much related to whether it creates a greater or lesser intellectual handicap for my self or my children; the difference was expressed in the fact that what used to be covert ( by doing so at least acknowledging its own evil) is now openly done from spin to sin, with impunity and with no fear of Consequences.
    In my view this demonstrates a quantum increase in the degree of evil.


  6. Okay so my question is: is the internet ALL bullshit, really? There must be some truth and facts interspersed, don’t you think? (Yes, I’m cranky now–and I’m on the wrong blog to blame it on Kiki….)


  7. My aim as a teacher is to enable children to think critically, to filter and separate fact from fiction, to love the word but question veracity dependant on genre or ownership and, hopefully, to think about the process of thinking itself. Young though my charges are I abhor the idea of playing with their minds and inculcating with questionable tenets. Teaching a child to read and reflect on content is one of the greatest privileges of being a teacher. Therein may lie the balance and harmony between the old nd the new. At least, I like to think so. I love the questions arising in this poem, Paul and lay great store in method and purpose behind reasons for writing and reading. That’s what our kids need to learn. Filtering shit and shambolic from truths and knowing how to do so.


  8. Neither, Paul. Even in this information era (a.k.a. the information superhighway), there are ways to “unplug” and teach our kids to balance their minds, so they reference their hearts and live balanced lives as servant leaders based on integrity, empowerment, shared vision, and humility. Warmest regards and blessings 🙂


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