Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Lars and the Real Girl

"You should watch me chop wood, too. I'm really good at it."

I liked this movie.

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Everything can't be your thing.

"To get into the top schools, students need to get straight A's or close. That means that students are not rewarded for developing a passion for a subject and following their curiosity wherever it takes them. They are rewarded if they can carefully budget their mental energies and demonstrate proficiency across all academic disciplines...Students are rewarded for having a lukewarm enthusiasm for all fields in general and none in particular. They are rewarded for mastering the method of being a good student, not for their passion for the content of any particular area of learning. They are rewarded for their ability to mindlessly defer to their professors' wishes, and never strike out on their own or follow a contradictory path."
-David Brooks