Jeffrey Armbruster wrote: ↑
Wed Jun 07, 2017 10:37 pm
bear wrote: ↑
Wed Jun 07, 2017 10:18 pm
Every point of view is an entrance to someone's tunnel.
I don't know. the point of pedagogy (and discipline) is to free you up from your limitations. it's not to bury you in another tunnel. Pink floyd's "we don't need no education/thought control/just another brick in the wall" never addresses the fact that without education you can't grow. and of course growth means becoming something that you weren't before. As teachers,people who play far better than me aren't peddling prejudice; their showing me a way towards greater freedom and ability. that's not digging a tunnel.
It is not possible to travel all roads at once. You accept some information as fact, some under consideration and some as fallacy. this forms the basis of your opinions and beliefs. You may, at any time, move information from one category to another but there are things that you will believe to be true and things that you believe not to be true. This is what creates your tunnel.
This is one of the opinions that is my tunnel. I may listen to other opinions and can incorporate them or reject them. I can also acknowledge that they are part of someone's tunnel.
When you reject information as untrue or unacceptable, you build the walls of your tunnel. No digging is required. I believe we all do it, no mind is completely open at all times, about all things.