[quote=“Budda Boy”][quote=“Ermintrude”]As a former English teacher, school manager, university teacher, ELT book editor, yada yada, I’d like to offer the thought that there are few industries that are less dishonest, grasping and exploitative. Do you think education exists in order for the pure of heart to light the lamp of knowledge in the minds of the mendicant seeker? Because, um, it like totally doesn’t.
Do you know summin? By trolling this website, you are making money for the advertisers on this site, and the owners of this site. People you wouldn’t like much, if you met them. Would that silence you? I’m guessing not.
(Quote)Holiday Backpackers have the purest motivations of all.
For they are willing and able to live a life of poverty and instability …
to find happiness without the need for security, for much wealth, for stability…(Unquote)
Not middle class lotus eaters with nothing better to do?[/quote]
Are the advertisers and owners taking any money from me? I think not.[/quote]
They are making money from your time and effort. You are an Internet serf, creating meaningless ad-fodder content for the type of people you do not respect. Stop feeding the machine!
Looking back on my Buddha Boy period, the thing I craved the most without realizing it was a good, swift, low intensity kick in the ass to help point me in the right direction and stop me from wasting so much time engaging in mental masturbation.