Thoughts Re: That Physics Teacher Who Declared That It Was Absurd To Consider The Discipline Of History As Significant As The Discipline Of Physics

It occurs to me that, had I not been riddled with all manner of attention deficit and hyperactivity, and finished my major in English to become a professor, like some of my friends now, I would find a satisfaction in knowing that — if I could get the information into the heads of my students — it would likely be there for good.

There are some disciplines in high school (such as physics) where everyone needs to be prepped for it, in case they go on to further study, but which no one will remember unless they actually do go on needing it in their professions. Regardless of how significant the mechanics of the universe may be, it will simply not be as important to any random human being as the collective memory of humankind.

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