Vaued or Valueladen Education?
My reading of the Culture of Poverty thesis at University made me recall how I felt of my living circumstances at Secondary school. Partly responsible for this was because I had peers and friends who were well off and the only thing that I could impressed them with was my intellectual skills. I couldn't invite them to my home for any holidays-not even Christmas because I was deeply embarrassed of my living arrangement and circumstances. So much so that when reaching the DRY RIVER I checked to see if I was out of the steering eyes of friends who may be passing in their vehicles. I was not proud of living BEHIND THE BRIDGE as it was called.
What is amazing is the fact that I was living in almost similar circumstances and that was my unconscious response. Looking back at this experience that happened over 30 years ago. This slip, a Freudian one, might be considered insensitive, tactless or downright foolish.
Putting the blame on me. But I was just being honest and defining his dwelling in the way it is defined by my WESTERN EDUCATION. But CONVENTIONAL WISDOM would say you don't tell people the truth because not all people could handle the truth.
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