- Aug 17, 2011
Get out of here with rationality. Appeals to logic and fact based reasoning is so straight white male. Oppressor.This is a root of the problem, and it's the fault of the university, the kids, and society. Feelings don't matter. They're all but impossible to judge, and impractical to build a community around. Look how all these young kids talk, look at the DO quotes. I feel this, I feel that.
When feelings replaced thought, and the individual's feelings took priority over our obligations to society at large, we lost something important.
When I was three, I felt uncomfortable in the dark. When I was older (25, maybe 30), I thought about it and overrode those feelings.
I don't mean to diminish anyone's feelings. But that emotion can't dictate the rules-based objective order of our institutions and societies. If we can marry thoughts to these feelings, we can better solve our problems.