Your best defense is illiteracy.
A new chapter is the place where an author’s constipation ends and his debauch resumes.
You can generate attitude change by writing.
EDUCATION DAILY, APRIL 5, 1985–Researchers attending the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association here said writing can be used to clarify students’ values and even alter their views on controversial subjects. But teachers can also use writing to manipulate a student’s viewpoint and attitude on controversial issues, said a researcher who has studied how writing changes attitudes. “You can generate attitude change by writing,” said John Daly of the University of Texas. Daly said his research showed that writing an essay about an issue helps students clarify their own views. But when asked to write an essay arguing a position opposing their values, the students are lead to change their minds….
…And the greater the effort a student puts into a writing assignment, the greater the change in attitude, Daly concluded.
Daly’s finding disturbed some educators, who said they were concerned that teachers have the power to alter students’ values. “It can be dangerous when we know that educators have the power to influence kids’ minds,” said Barbara Mitchell of the University of Pennsylvania.
I am gone enough
that no longer do I know
the people I recognize.
I knew you in the future,
and have an inkling of you now,
in a past gross to the both of us.
So I must accept you in the past,
with someone else,
next to me now.
But at the end
of the evening,
you will never remember
why you can’t recognize me
in the present.
The only thing worse than the post-postmodern novel, is the post-postmodern novel written by a semiotician.