I'm planning to write similar posts in the future, too, so look forward for more of this type of posts)
Nowadays, it seems as if all those kind of trivial questions seems to be... well, trivial.
Need an example? Lets say there was this one forum topic discussing on Touhou anime. Great. So you get all these fans (or haters), talking and talking and talking... and then you get this one guy, who just popped up and asked, 'what is Touhou anyway?'
And you would certainly find someone who said, "Google it up", or "Wiki it".
So from this small observation, it made me question the state of our education: why are we students still expect the lecturers/teachers to spoonfeed us? Are we too dependent on them, that we can't conduct our own independent learning? Or is it because everything is given to us (in terms of information) right from primary school and (even) up to university?
Whose fault is it then: our side for no initiative, or the education system itself for teaching us to be the good parrot we are?
And here I am: a good ol walking talking sucky encyclopedia. And it took me a long time to undo all the garbage that they put into my head (grades are great, but no soft skills: no good).
I'm still working on upgrading myself from a living encyclopedia to an analyzing machine (I hope this analogy makes sense, heh)
In conclusion: thank God for the internet; I wouldn't have met all those open minded people.
I hope all the rest would also use this fukken amazing tool to learn a thing or two about... learning. Don't be too close minded and rigid - stagnancy is death, after all.
We don't need no education
We don't need no thought control
No dark sarcasm in the classroom
Teachers leave them kids alone
Hey teacher leave them kids alone
All in all it's just another brick in the wall
All in all you're just another brick in the wall