An interesting blog post about UPG, Doxa, UPG shaming, and old and new myths.
Most people, whether they know it or not, have a personal mythology. Usually, it’s pretty pedestrian. We take the randomness that is our life, and we spin it into a cohesive narrative. The actual facts might suffer, but the overall story gives you a really clear picture of how a person sees themselves, and what’s important to them. I find myself falling into this trap when explaining my career, actually. People ask me: Why did I quit my job as a school teacher? Answer One:
Oh, well, I have always wanted to be a writer, and my husband finally makes enough money now that I don’t have to work.
I got into education so that I could improve the field by bringing modern teaching methods into our schools. But the truth the matter is that the system is…
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