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2012-10-10 @ 18:08:19
Jordan, I don’t think the man is revered as much as the message that he preaches. However, he is a figurehead of his philosophy, and so naturally when people agree with his message they find it easy to exult a personified form of his message.
At the same time, I wonder what the Dalai Lama would think about putting others on a pedestal seeing as he is so keen on equality of all men. Just a thought.
2012-10-10 @ 18:05:50
He came and spoke at my school (WIlliam & Mary) today and luckily I was in attendance. It was incredible; such an enlightened man. I thought his greatest message was his pantheism; despite being a Buddhist himself he truly does love and respect every individual regardless of what their faith may be (or not be).
2012-09-11 @ 11:31:29
Hey Don, sorry for the belated response. You kind of just proved me right, I was saying that youtube (which as you noted is part of the internet) is inferior compared to a discussion with an educated person.
Also, Don, if you’re going to tell me I was wrong and didn’t glean what I was supposed to from the article, try to use coherent english. It undermines your argument when you write like that. I mean that in the nicest way possible.
2012-08-10 @ 08:55:53
Why are so many people on this website critical of the education system? They seem to think that it kills all of your creativity and makes you a mindless zombie, when in fact it does just the opposite. If you want to point to something that makes you a conformist concerned only with money, point at parent’s and society’s expectations, or your own greedy inward desires, but don’t blame school. Schools educate people, that’s the bottom line.
Also, you say that the internet is the most powerful learning tool ever… Really? A video on youtube is a better teaching tool than a discussion with a professor who has a MA and phD?