Pressure Keeps it all together

You know you cant grow with out pressure. Pressure causes you to move, to re adjust, to change your present situation. When your big brother sits in your lap and your legs begin to go numb, you squirm under the force of his weight. When those who are claustrophobic are stuck in a crowd, they begin to feel the pressure of panic build up around them and they fight to find a safe way out. The bottom line is, we all know what its like to be in a high pressure situation and unless we are tied down, never do…

Not a Grade

After reading Technopoly by Neil Postman, an assigned reading for a communication ethics class, at palm beach atlantic university, I stumbled across an interesting idea. This idea is that the grade system, the process of assigning students a letter grade, is ridiculous. Niel postman argues, and I have to agree with him, that one can not rate intelligence on a scale of A-F, not only is this unfair but its not realistic. He argues that it puts a mathematical spin on reality, a technology created by human beings to measure and with it we are measuring success and intelligence. But can we…