College vs. Raizel Wright

Posted: July 7, 2010 in Brainwashing, Religion
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This is a comment thread from Frum Satires blog on his recent post about religous people not liking animals…how it got to this I dunno.

Yochanan

It seems like there are frummies who get a university education, but hardly any of them “go to college”.

Part of “going to college” is the experience of getting to know people of different backgrounds. If you grow up in the insular Charedi community and then either take online classes or go to a college that’s mostly of your demographic (Touro, etc.) are you really preparing yourself for the real world?

Esther

Well, I suppose if you’re planning to stay within your insular community, then this path would prepare you for the real world you plan to live in… Right?

Leora

“Part of “going to college” is the experience of getting to know people of different backgrounds. ”

thats your definition. i would say the only reason to go to college is to make more money. thats why they go, they couldnt care less about getting to know other people and i cant help but respect an attitude where results is the only thing that matters.


kissmeimshomer

You see, the fact that you even have that question as to what the definition of college is is problematic. Everyone needs to become integrated with society, have political and social debates and make close friends from diverse backgrounds. It all serves to create a well rounded individual. Take a look around, you see many people making millions who never went to college. I can spot them from a mile away! Many are closed minded, crass, and overall not liberal in the way they think. When I say liberal I refer to people who can think for themselves.


Anonymous

“You see, everyone needs to become integrated with society, have political and social debates and make close friends from diverse backgrounds.”
where do you come up with this stuff?
you must have political and social debates? its a must? if you dont then your somehow not a well rounded individual? huh?!! really?!
you realize how ridiculous you sound?
“overall not liberal in the way they think.”
so let me get this straight, if one is not liberal then he is closed minded and crass? wow, am i talking to a teenager?
i give up i dont even know where to start from, your just sad and are just repeating the same regurgitated garbage. think for yourself! stop talking! start thinking.

kissmeimshomer

Nice rant buddy. I’m not saying these are the musts that create a well rounded individual. I’m saying these are things which can create a well rounded individual, and I personally find that people who have a well rounded education are somehow more polished. Unless of course they’re from Jersey in which case there simply is no hope.

As far as the liberal thinking, I don’t mean liberal vs. conservative. Perhaps liberal wasn’t the right word to use. I meant someone who can think for himself. As opposed to someone who thinks the way he was taught. You see those people are more prone to being closed minded. No matter how open minded they feel they may be, being brought up in one particular school of thought creates a feeling of always thinking the other person is wrong. Many of my friends who try to convince me to go “back on the path” are truly convinced that path is where I must be. They don’t stop to consider maybe the beliefs they have are wrong.

The more exposed one is to other cultures and people, the more diverse one’s social circle and educational background is, the more likely he or she will find themselves able to relate to the world at large. They may even feel part of the world at large, and can retain whatever religious beliefs they have, atop the well rounded individual underneath.

For fairness sake I added this rant for your reading.

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Comments
  1. Melissa says:

    OK, I work in Columbia, between people of all different cultures-all i’ve learned in my education and internship is why I stick to my own culture. Being “open-minded” and “well-rounded” is so overrated!

    The only problem with staying within ones own community is when they say people from other cultures and “judge” it. I respect that the people I work with don’t have my value, ideals, or refinement-however, they have every right to co-exist in the world as I do… I don’t need to go to a college “out-there” to learn this simple lesson…

  2. Interesting thought. It is common, however, amongst religious jews, specifically the ultra orthodox, that others are looked at as lesser beings for being non religious.

  3. common, not all of them

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