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1 month, 1 week ago on Arrival In Austin
Francisco, well done sir, well done! Any suggestions for hope?
10 months, 2 weeks ago on When hope slips away
@Todd Dunning Glad to hear you find a sense of purpose Todd and congrats on your family!
Damn @lauralsweet. I would never insult or wish a person's life to be worst than what it already is, so you can believe that I want tell you to try and be religious...I dislike quote on quote "religion". So are you up for a fun experiment? If so, I challenge you to ask God right now if he is real and to then dare him to show you hope and love as a way to prove himself real. If you don't believe in God, then you have nothing to lose whatsoever. Actually, you can set out to prove me wrong and tell the world how wrong I was :) Will you try it and let me know what happens?
Great wrap-up post!
1 year, 2 months ago on Hangout: Social networking for entrepreneurs & start-ups
@JulianMiller Well said my dear Watson
1 year, 3 months ago on Replanting the Roots of Education
@PatrickR I hear you Patrick and respect your views. Btw, did you ever provide substance or a solution yourself?
@PatrickR Patrick, I do not think that it was Francisco's point of giving a one size fits all solution. My wife is an Assistant Principal at her elementary school, one of best friends wife is a middle school teacher, her husband is a counselor, my other best friend is a high school teacher, is wife is an elementary teacher, and I am a former high school teacher. All that said, we all agree on the side of Francisco's point of view, and strongly at that. I respect your opinion though Mark. I will state that if have not seen the effect of our education system yet, believe me you will. I have seen teachers that been teaching for 30 and 40 years say the exact same thing. Of course, your upper class families will continue to produce decent children, but it is those students that do not have the same family structure that are suffering more and more. Seeing that I also worked with at-risk students and students on the other end of the spectrum, I personally can attest to this. When teachers inspire kids to think and learn, it will produce an overall greater good for society. This is not dealing with students who have been taught at home about how to be creative. Of course every school and all education is not this way of course, but I have seen community initiatives like Startup Weekend, 3-Day Startup, incubators, and accelerators, do so much more for foster creative entrepreneurs than the standard education system. -- Let the debate continue, as it will and we will not all ever agree.
@HoiSta I totally agree with you HoiSta! I was in public education for about 8 years and I encountered so many dip wads that did not care about the students lives or real education. I literally have heard so many people discuss how they are just trying to get a paycheck and just wanting for their "dream job" to open up.
I rarely comment on posts, due to the reason that much of what is being said and talked about is freaking fluff and fucking bullshit :) I find it amazing that a person like me who reads mostly tech and business news all day everyday, pretty much never find readings that are as inspiring and true to form as this article by Francisco.
Why is it that only the "sexy" stories of billion dollar acquisitions, capital raised (which is not revenue btw), what the next hot gadget is, is what is producing discussions. Why is this only the second comment I wonder? I know people comment on Francisco's readings all the time! I see that this article has been shared over 60 times...but little discussion from a brilliant proposed and insightful thinking read? It isn't like we see articles like these running through cyberspace. Anyway, I digress.I am not against all the hype stories of Tech Crunch, Inc, Entrepreneur, etc. I love them! However, where are the forward and progressive thinkers of people who care about addressing the root of many of our problems. I guess if you are used to eating just a little crap, then eventually, more crap will not bother you.
I absolutely hated high school. I grew up in a northern Texas racist town and creativity and critical thinking was just a formality and true knowledge exploration and discovery were just not present. I would day dream all day in class, and teachers could care less. What they did not know is that I would go home and think all day about things...practical things and also teach myself how I wanted to do a problem or answer a question. I would watch the Discovery channel and think about Einstein and how he thought and approached things. (Just a side not: I was known as a dang jock and I hated it). Anyway, I imagine this is why I later become a high school educator and my methods of learning were very similar to a few of my college professors who actually inspired me to "think" and not just answer a damn question!!!!!! I am getting pissed of just thinking about how sick our schools have become with "passing" and making great scores, and could care less about innovation, creativity, out of the box thinking, and exploration outside the damnnnn curriculum! For the 8 or so teachers that I had and the handful of teachers I have seen that foster this, I commend you and ask that you inspire!
@_jjw_ lol :)
1 year, 5 months ago on You Might Be A Smanker If…
Omg, I freaking love my boy Francisco. Brilliant and awesome...#enoughsaid