Fear of Wrong

“College students are afraid of being wrong.”  This quote by Seth Godin hit me hard because in my experience, it is completely true.  I can remember back in elementary school when I used to talk and interact much more with people.  From then till high school, as I progressed through the school system, I’ve become more quiet and reserved in the class room and it is very hard for me to engage in class discussions. The current school system teaches us that there is only one right answer and this is what you do to get there.  And by continuously going through this process, and feeling the terrible feeling of getting an answer wrong, I have reached that point where I fear raising my hand to voice my opinion.  This is a terrible thing and now a very common occurrence in the modern day classroom.  If the teacher doesn’t pick students and make them talk, it is always the same brave few students, answering everything.

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