Disappointment -- No soul? LO11959

Wed, 15 Jan 1997 09:43:39 -0500 (EST)

Replying to LO11711 --

I have enjoyed the posts..I find that I censor myself all too often for
many of the reasons already mentioned. But I have found that it is not
the lifetime of enculturation but the one or two incidents in my adult
life that have affected me most.

One example:

As a student in a doctoral seminar (in a Management & Human Resources
program!) we were told we would be graded on participation -- quality and
quantity!! I instantly felt intimidated. Halfway through the course, the
professor told me that my quantity was OK but to work on my quality. I
flippantly said, "What should I do...think of a few brilliant statements
before class and stick them in somewhere during discussion?" To my
horror, the prof said, "Sure, that's a good idea."

This experience still haunts me.

Claire McCarty Kilian, Ph.D.



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