I think TED videos should be shown in schools. I'm currently a high school student and I see what I believe to be an unacknowledged crisis. My generation can't think. Now, I can't really know for sure if the older generation can-that would certainly explain why this issue is ignored-but I would like to think so. The problem is, students are taught at a very young age that they don't need to think to succeed. I don't mean to blow my own horn, but I think that I am one of the surely fair amount of kids who avoided this trap. I didn't accomplish this because I am some sort of boy genius-however much I'd like that to be the case-but rather because my parents taught me to think before I started school. I'll give you an example of how thinking is not required in school. Basic philosophy is taught in English class. Because there are tests on the subject, many students can summarize Socrates' views on the immortal soul, but those views mean nothing to them. They can't further their own ideas.
I encourage anyone to ignore my age and start a conversation with me-if they so desire-about law as though I were an adult. Let's say...a first year law student.
I am very adept in the field of law.
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