Monday, August 3, 2009

Getting to know you: Education






Some of us will be going back to school soon. This led to the question: What type of education did you recieve? Were you apprenticed at a young age? Did you attend a public school system? Or does your type of species absorb all the knowledge of the universe at conception?

Whichever it was - or is - let us know all about it. What type of education did you recieve and, most importantly, what did you think of it?


30 comments:

DESTINY said...

I have always known, and always will know, all that I need.

However, watching humans is a continually amusing educative experience.

Ricky said...

I went to private school as a kid, but after my father died, I went to a public high school. It was hard, changing schools like that, when I was already pretty low over losing my dad, but it was more important that there be enough money for me to go to college.

I went to Penn State and double-majored in Marketing and Music. I had a really good time. But I think my real education came after I graduated.

I ran through my trust fund and didn't built a solid foundation for my business. I took on bands that sucked, just because they were my friends, and ended up damaging my friendships and my career. I basically thought I was different and special and could ignore all the advice I'd ever been given. I was wrong.

I only got to where I am now by meeting Kalila. Managing her band has been an education, too, and that's putting it mildly. Colleges don't teach "Managing Demons 101," though.

Anonymous said...

Hi

I go to High School. It's okay.

No one really talks to me, but that's okay.

Shadow

Charlene said...

I managed to get all the way to college before I screwed up and failed. Guess I wasn't cut out for it.




-Brandon

Aidan said...

We were at Cambridge University with one more year to go when Mom disappeared and we had to go look for her, which dragged us into the war. I was in Art History, aiming for their restoration program.

I didn't get much training to be a ranger or a Seer. I kind of fly by the seat of my pants now.

Jason said...

I read French at Cambridge.

80 years ago.

Kaelin said...

I was studying to be a lawyer, but I never really could imagine myself practicing, which turned out to be true. Most of my real education has to do with marksmanship, which was done under apprenticeship.

I'd like to be a teacher when this is all over. I know it sounds crazy, and it'll probably never happen, but I'd like to teach little kids.

Marc said...

Study? Reading? Whassat?

:)

Jason said...

Marc's a bit of a late bloomer. He went to MIT at the ripe old age of 65 and now works in IT for Sentinel. He's the best we've got.

Marc said...

All right, Jase? Not feeling warm or light-headed?

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Aidan said...

It's all right, Shadow. You can talk to us.

Anonymous said...

Hi Aidan,

Thanks. I like that.

Shadow

shy said...

"The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows. "

~Sydney J. Harris

Your Mother said...

Don't forget to sit up straight and pay attention, and do what the teacher says.

Make me proud of you, now. I want you to live up to your potential!

Anonymous said...

Education don't work.

Rainbow said...

Education is very good, it is good to get an education. So, you should always listen to your teachers, even if they are wrong, because even when they are wrong, they are still your teachers.

Teachers are a good thing, in case you didn't know, because they teach you things.

Kalila said...

I learned most of what was essential for a djinn to know from my mother. Passing as a human is a different matter, though, and I've had to employ tutors from time to time.

Diana said...

I learned hunting and fishing from my grandfather. He and my mother also taught me about farming and animal care. I had a neighor in the valley who was a veterinarian and I was learning a lot from her before the raiders came.

My mother and grandmother taught me to read, write, and do math, and after they died in the raid, I lived with Auntie and she made sure I kept studying. Auntie went to college before the Resource Wars, so that sort of thing was important to her.

Now that I'm far away and don't have to think about war any more, I want to be a veterinarian. There's a college here that has a Practical Veterinarian program for people like me who haven't ever been to school. If you can pass the entrance exam and pay for the classes, they'll let you in, and in two years you'll have a diploma. I'm studying for the exam and Auntie says she'll send me the money if I get accepted.

Gabby said...

The streets of New York gave me my education and it must have been a good one 'cause I'm still alive and warlord of the biggest gang around..

I was supposed to go to school once but never made it.

Vic said...

I went to school for awhile when I was a human kid. I don't remember much about it. It was probably pretty ghastly.

Like Kalila and Nevin, I hire a tutor if there's anything I need to know that I can't figure out for myself. If you're going to suffer the humiliation taking instruction from a human, it's best to find one that knows what he or she is talking about.

Kalila said...

It's also important to pay the humans well in whatever ridculous form of so-called "money" they're using at the time. That way you gain their loyalty. I wouldn't trust a poorly paid teacher to do right by me.

Ricky said...

I think you're being overly cynical, Kalila. A lot of people go into teaching because it's meaningful to them. They don't really care about the money.

Bo said...

The little djinna has to pay well, or else who would put up with her?

Kalila said...

I heard that, Sleazy! At least I don't seduce my tutors!

Bo said...
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Bo said...

No, you only seduce our manager.

I have no need to seduce tutors, because I don't have any. I seduce my students. All in good fun, of course.

Candy said...

My grammar school was pretty crappy. Small, crowded and smelling of rotten apples. I could have got good marks but was too bored to care. Except for art, which I've already told you about.

I just felt so stifled, shut up in that room every day, as though I'd never get out into LIFE but mildew away and turn into my Mum. It was as if I could see rainbows but knew, confined to my mediocre world, I would never reach them, and worst of all would forget they ever existed. And when I looked in the mirror all I saw was another bloody, spotty teenager with mousey hair.

Thank god for Brian and Goth! At least they rescued me from all that!

Anonymous said...

I like learning!

Anonymous said...

Hi

School today was okay.

Shadow