John Fitzhugh

San Jose, CA, United States

Someone is shy

John hasn't completed a profile. Should we look for some other people?

Comments & conversations

Noface
John Fitzhugh
Posted almost 4 years ago
What do you think is the main reason why contemporary kids do not like / understand opera?
I am a music teacher. The answer is much simpler than you think. Kids like things that catch their attention. A loud, fast drum beat and a loud guitar is exciting to a child and catches their attention. Singing classical music (softer and smoother and therefore less exciting than rock) for TWO HOURS does not hold a child's attention, especially in another language (even in English, it is often hard to understand what is being said). There are more factors, but this is a HUGE reason. Also, kids don't understand what is going on in opera. If they understood the story and knew what was going on at each moment (not just the general plot), it would help them enjoy it more. But don't forget, pop songs are 2-3 minutes long, and an opera can last for hours. There will still be boredom for some kids even if they understand what is going on.
Noface
John Fitzhugh
Posted almost 4 years ago
Michael Sandel: The lost art of democratic debate
Tere- People rate you badly because you can't admit that you might be wrong. You can't admit that GOD MIGHT NOT EXIST. Yes, it is a possibility. No one (not even you) knows the real truth. I can admit that God may or may not exist, and I can respect both beliefs. You can't respect non-believer's opinions, and that makes people not respect you, and therefore people rate you badly. God's existence is not a fact, it's a belief, because noone knows the real truth. The idea of right and wrong MIGHT be a result of consciousness from life which resulted from evolution, or it MIGHT be Divine Law. None of us know the truth for REAL, and you can't accept the possibility when noone knows, which is why people rate you badly. Stop stating religion as fact, because it's not. State is as your opinion/belief, then people will rate you better.