17 February 2007

Brain Transplant

I am nuts. A student has been driving me nuts. And it's driving me crazy.

I cannot say the specifics, but ranting here in my blog seems to be the best way. I find it really annoying that a student seems to be so combative and just wants to garner points for "correct" answers that he later fixed. And the sad part is that I cannot prove that he altered his paper.

Now this is another proof to my theory that mankind is inherently evil. I remember episodes years ago when me and my sister would argue about this. I believe that man is inherently evil and selfish, while she on the other hand believes in altruism. This is just another proof. The student is acting this way because of mankind's nature.

So I guess I should not go crazy and be mad, because this is just human nature.

On the other hand, I am mad because I wasn't able to prove him wrong.

Ok, if you want to play it that way, the game is on. I'm watching you. I already have my plan set up. If you got the upper hand this time, let's see who wins the next time. Let's see who gets the last laugh.

Too soap-operatic don't you think? Anyway, I finished my other book about turn-of-the-century Southern United States and lynching. So this time I picked another fictional work, and apparently it is about prisons and literacy. We'll see how this goes.

1 comment:

  1. Stop right there LIW. By trying to battle it out with your student as to who is right or wrong, why not try to ascertain his motivations? To try to prove his guilt or error only makes you to play into his hands or into his game. Hence the game bacomes a question as to who is smarter.

    Try to discern his motivations, dig deeper, ask point of view questions, the way a father would try to test out the motivations of his son. Perhaps, you will be able to know the reasons why he is doing this to you.

    As to this theory of yours about man, please give credit to the author of the Bible. For it has long ago clearly pointed this out to all humankind -Genesis 6:5,6 or Genesis 8:21-"Consequently Jehovah saw that the badness of man was abundant in the earth and every inclination of the thoughts of his heart was only bad all the time. And Jehovah felt regrets that he had made men in the earth, and he felt hurt at his heart; And Jehovah began to smell a restful odor, and so Jehovah said in his heart: “Never again shall I call down evil upon the ground on man’s account, because the inclination of the heart of man is bad from his youth up; and never again shall I deal every living thing a blow just as I have done."

    So, rather than battle it out with your student,pity that a child does not know his error; or tragic it is for a man to rely on his own limited knowledge.

    LIW recall what 1 Corinthians 4:19, 20 said in this regard: "For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God; for it is written: “He catches the wise in their own cunning.” And again: “Jehovah knows that the reasonings of the wise men are futile.”

    Need I say more?

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