When I was younger (and maybe not so much younger) I tried to learn from everyone and everything around me. Tossed off comments by people who knew more than I did became like little nuggets of intellectual gold I would horde.
Lessons I was shown once, when it came to things I was interested in, would stay with me. These weren’t formal lessons, although I remember those as well. No, these were just bits of advice, tips and tricks, what the Internet today would call “Hacks.”
To be fair, things I was interested in is a wide and varied lake I continue to swim in. What I’m wondering is maybe I’m more attuned to picking out the wheat from the chaff? With students, young people, today, do they rely too much on the static structure of classroom education that they can’t see “life hacks” when shown them? Do they consider these tricks mere corrections to their current behavior to be forgotten once it’s fixed or as the rumbling of an adult who just doesn’t get it?
What do you think?