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Productive or Unproductive

I find it really interesting that in the last 4 hours I have written several articles debated different ideas. These include global climate change and possible reasons for inactivity of activism, Herbert Cain as an interesectional subject (analyzing how he comes to be a black man and is blind to his past, and blind to his privilege so that he can utilize it to oppress others/promote a white middle-class agenda), and how the quote “Money is a measure of how much good you do in the world” is a fallacy from the sociological perspective. 
Yet despite all of this scientific thinking, and despite that I have engaged in participatory culture with peers to further debate these concepts and have utilized multiple sources of media (podcasts, youtube clips, text articles) to further understand and extrapolate upon these ideas, I will inevitably have fallen behind in my school work. 
And I mean the basic idea behind this is simple right? I had work to do and I chose to do something besides the assignment but yet I am still actively engaging with the material and concepts in class in ways that other students are not and yet I am in a way penalized because I did not focus my attention on a particular assignment. 
I guess what I am arguing for is a need for more freedom in education, the need for interest driven learning, and the need for a new way to test knowledge. 


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