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  • The Need for Authority

    The Need for Authority0

    When I was 14, I wanted to be Kurt Cobain. I wanted to drop out of school, be sad and poetic, and start a rock band. I actually said this to my dad. He took me to a burger joint and heard me out. After listening to my explanations, my father said, “Son, you’re full

  • The Importance of Making Mistakes

    The Importance of Making Mistakes1

    A couple of years ago, I received a post-semester email from a student’s father. He was upset about his child’s final grade in my class, which had landed somewhere between a high B and a low A. The grade was clearly not very low, but the student’s father wanted me to reconsider. Apparently, a specific