All it takes is one person to stand up in the crowd and call bullshit. All it takes is one person to be brave enough to say, “I don’t understand.” All it takes is one person to pose a question. All it takes is one person to throw down the challenge and then TALK and chatter becomes a DISCUSSION. Note that I say a discussion and not a debate. This is important. Debates get us nowhere. Lines get drawn. Sides are taken and nothing moves forward.
I’m not sure I agree with the point about debating getting us nowhere, but the central point made by Tracy Parish is absolutely correct. If you think you’re listening to bullshit, say so; if you don’t understand what is being said, say so; if you need to ask a question, ask it. Too many people get away with too much in education. Always be willing to doubt.
Thanks to Jane Hart for the original link.