Been there, done that. It is not as difficult as you think
disagree completely. Two problems:
- I've tried too, and it's like trying to teach a pig to sing. You waste your time. You get frustrated. The pig gets annoyed, and when you're done. The pig still can't sing
- They don't WANT to learn. Stupid people are too stupid to realize that they're stupid. In fact the dumber they are the smarter they THINK they are. They're unteachable because in their arrogance stupidity and massive unearned self esteem, they already know all the answers. You see it here on FR a lot too. space kadets creationists etc.
better to work on the unconvinced republicans than try to teach a born demacrat anything
posted on 11/12/2012 8:37:19 PM PST
by from occupied ga
(Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
To: from occupied ga
Well one of the things I do is tutor high school students. They're dumb as rocks these days, but not once I get done with them.
It just requires work.
The school loves it. The students get pretty shocked by the time they're done with me. Several have come back to thank me for helping them get through it all.
But it requires work and most people, including most people on this site, aren't willing to actually do the work needed. Most people prefer to throw their hands up in the air or complain.
Others of us are out there actually educating people.
I have personally educated a number of flaming liberals on economic issues and watched their eyes go wide.
One thing I've discovered with the libs -- and in this town you can't swing a dead cat without hitting a dozen of them -- its easier to convince them to go Libertarian than to go Conservative. You can't convert them on the social issues, but you can convert them on the fiscal issues.
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