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teachers, like mathematics teachers, have blinders and don't boaden
their subject matter to let the average student, and I guess in
science I was an average student, see the implications of this, the
And I guess, as I told you, the thing that really made me
change my mind was my judgment of the quality and the caliber of
the students who seemed to be doing well and going on in science.
To medical school. They seemed to me, at that time -- and I don't know
that I've changed my mind too much -- rather limited.
You were telling about your German professor, who would take you
aside to explain the logic of the language to you afterwards. Were you
having particular difficulty with German?
Oh, yes. Yes, I think I was having difficulty with German. He
was a very good teacher, but he had a method that I thought was very
good, except that I wasn't particularly good at it. He would not
just have you translate German, you know, and study the declensions and
what not and the vocabblary. He would have you write German. I wasn't
particularly good at this, writing German. I don't think I was particularly
good in German anyway. I loved the language. But, I guess
like most languages, it's something you have to study. You know, you'd
have to sit down and get involved in. And I never did.
I didn't get involved in any of my courses until I got
involved in psychology. Then I really got totally involved.
Part of what prompted that German language question was my own
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