"The starting point is wonder, curiosity and the joy of discovery, which external compulsion is more likely to extinguish than ignite."
“I quit college and enrolled as a student at the University of Planet Earth, the world’s oldest and largest educational institution. It has billions of professors, tens of millions of books, and unlimited course offerings. Tuition is free, and everybody designs his or her own major.” (William Upski Wimsatt, in Utne Reader, May/June, 1998)
Instead of an “attention-deficient” student, we ought to worry about an “inspiration-deficient” classroom
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