"With me everything turns into mathematics."
"It is not enough to have a good mind. The main thing is to use it well."
"It is truth very certain that, when it is not in one's power to determine what is true, we ought to follow what is more probable." -- Rene Descartes
On a slightly unrelated note, I actually took social cues from my instructor. It was a sociology course. You know all of those unwritten rules that most people get and abide by, but never say them? Well, glimpses of those showed up in that course, taken for granted, before going on to the course content itself. I actually learned a lot about the rules you people follow on a regular basis as a result.
"We all of us know down here that politics is a tough game. And I don't think there's any point in being Irish if you don't know that the world is going to break your heart eventually."-Daniel Patrick Moynihan, December 5, 1963
I think one of the reasons people are so miserable nowadays is because they have unrealistic expectations of how their lives are going to turn out. I'm not advocating telling 8 year olds that they should never bother trying to be an astronaut, ambition is great, but teaching kids that they can be whatever they want when they grow up is just lying to them and setting them up for disappointment.
I fully agree that girls and boys should be taught the same thing in terms of what their options are, but I don't support lying to people.
If you hate capitalism so much, then just write everything in lower case. Problem solved.
So whose fault is it when a girl gets knocked up in high school - teacher or parents?