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It's interesting to me how this process brings out
so many things that one puts behind one, or represses -- you know,
or pays no attention to, as one moves along from day to day. The
process itself is a catalyst or stimulant for recalling.
Yes. That's not an unusual experience. In fact, it happens more
often than not.
To me, it's similar to analysis. Well -- you ask some
Yes. I wanted to go back here, when you mentioned your negative
reaction to your fellow pre-med students, and yet your reaction to
the older med students (that you lived with) had been quite positive.
How do you account for this difference?
I guess, among other things, time. Don't forget, I met the
medical students when I was a fresh freshman, and they had a very
positive influence on my life, during my freshman year. Well, you
grow up, and the things that changed me away from medicine were, among
other things, the fact that my science teachers were not particularly
good. They were pedestrian. They didn't make science come alive.
You know, fulfull the potentials of science. They taught science as
if you could learn it just by memorizing the atomic table, or the
phylogenetic scale, or something of that sort. It was kind of
boring. It could have been taught -- and I don't suppose this is peculiar
to science teachers at Howard. I have a feeling that science
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