Kissing Under Spider Webs

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I wanted to be kissed. "Look at that spider web", I said, tilting my head back. "I wonder if spider webs are like mistletoe?", he asked. And then he leaned in and kissed me. Spider webs are just like mistletoe, or better.

Peter Thiel: We’re in a Bubble and It’s Not the Internet. It’s Higher Education. →

But Thiel’s issues with education run even deeper. He thinks it’s fundamentally wrong for a society to pin people’s best hope for a better life on  something that is by definition exclusionary. “If Harvard were really the best education, if it makes that much of a difference, why not franchise it so more people can attend? Why not create 100 Harvard affiliates?” he says. “It’s something about the scarcity and the status. In education your value depends on other people failing. Whenever Darwinism is invoked it’s usually a justification for doing something mean. It’s a way to ignore that people are falling through the cracks, because you pretend that if they could just go to Harvard, they’d be fine. Maybe that’s not true.”

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#life learning,  #unschool  #unschooling  #reconsider college 
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