This week’s guest…Dakota Potts calling in again!
People are always asking me for book recommendations and I never really know what to say. Dakota and I decided that we were both too exhausted and lazy to do some research for this week, so we landed on a topic where the research is built into the act itself: reading. Thus, look no further for the books that affected us the most and that we would definitely recommend to you. If you’re not sure if you’ll like them, then our cursory explanations may help you decide whether or not to pick these literary staples up.
George from A Room with a View the movie and his middle part:
Dakota’s attempt to describe this quote:
“Every now and then, I’m lucky enough to teach a kindergarten or first-grade class. Many of these children are natural-born scientists – although heavy on the wonder side and light on scepticism. They’re curious, intellectually vigorous. Provocative and insightful questions bubble out of them. They exhibit enormous enthusiasm. I’m asked follow-up questions. They’ve never heard of the notion of a ‘dumb question’.
But when I talk to high school seniors, I find something different. They memorize ‘facts’. By and large, though, the joy of discovery, the life behind those facts, has gone out of them. They’ve lost much of the wonder, and gained very little scepticism. They’re worried about asking ‘dumb’ questions; they’re willing to accept inadequate answers; they don’t pose follow-up questions; the room is awash with sidelong glances to judge, second-by-second, the approval of their peers.”
― Carl Sagan,