After all...it's boasting, right??
A professor I know and respect with a PhD in Social Psychology told me that we can say what we did charitable not to puff us up, but to set the example for others and move them to do the same.
Illegal aliens will make you pay...legal aliens can get you paid.
I think it's 'puffing yourself up' to think that another person needs your example.
Just get on with it, I say.
Others may disagree, but broadly speaking, it's an aspect of the thai outlook that I like.
Was that the entire OP or did I miss something?
"If you're not interested in changing where you work (and thus the student population, obviously) then a) your success at applying various and sundry teaching techniques is unlikely to have anything to do with how effective they are in general, and b) your sweeping generalizations about Thai students serve no purpose but to fuel your inertia and your feeling of being an 'insider'. Sadly (for you) few who read your sweeping generalizations will perceive it that way, but hey if it makes you feel good, knock yourself out." -zeusdogg
Hey, at least it makes sense.
http://www.ajarnforum.net/vb/dining-...n-bowling.html (Tenpin Bowling)
Lost me. What the fuck does "what we did charitable" mean? Charitable is not an adverb.
^ I think he's from the US. Those 'parts of speech' can be a bit tricky for them.
Still, I'm sure he's one of ECC's finest
The great philosopher Jesus would have argued that doing your good deeds in public means you have received your reward already (no prezzies in heaven then). I'm dubious of those quick to relate their tales of righteousness as in my experience there tends to be an assumption on their part that the listener doesn't do anything charitable. Isn't there an inherent arrogance in assuming the position of role model?
Is doiligh an drochrud a mharu.
Self praise has never been a good recommendation
I say I do charitable things to make people do the same....even though I don't....so what does that make me (other than the c, k, j or y words).
Riddle me this brother can you handle it
Your style to my style you can't hold a candle to it
Equinox symmetry and the balance is right
Smokin' and drinkin' on a Tuesday night
It's not how you play the game it's how you win it
I cheat and steal and sin and I'm a cynic
I wish I could be bothered answering this thread, but since nobody else is making sense, I see no reason (other than to be charitable) for me to do so.
WTF are "the c, k, j or y words"?
The past is a foreign country: they do things differently there.
Cunt, kyke/kike, Jew (sorry should have capitalised) and yid!!!
No offence meant (I personally due to a bad bout of smegma keep mine peeled back all the time....so I'm sort of an honourary one).
My friend Phd, MSc, OBE, and Cylce Proficiency Level 3 2nd Class says your right kk.
As with all things, I think it is 'how' you phrase it.
Discussing charitable projects and/or experiences on a forum or even in person when the subject is broached ain't all bad, imo. But, boasting about it and putting it into a "see, see what I did," context is laughable.
Perhaps a fair point WB in the context of the teacher - young student relationship. I don't, however, feel a moral or social obligation to set an example of how to behave to other autonomous adults.