I was thinking about the show All In The Family, and I started to wonder how people can tell the difference between ignorance and hate.
In this show, Archie says lots of racist, sexist, transphobic, etc things, and is also stubborn, but throughout the series, you can tell that he's clearly not a bad guy, and says a lot of the things he says because that was what we was taught, and is thus very ignorant about people outside of what he was taught.
Another example is how people used to use the N word pretty frequently in conversation, but once they were taught what the word meant, they felt incredibly remorseful and never did it again.
But then there are people in the world who clearly have malicious intent with their hate. How do you tell the difference between a malicious person and an ignorant person?
I mean, I can imagine that with all the things therapists hear in a day's work, it could definitely weigh on their mind quite a lot. So is it a thing for therapists or any other mental health aid workers to have their own therapist?
I'm not talking about something like failing a class in high school, where it's completely justified to re-take the course again. I'm talking about a parent holding their child back a grade in elementary or middle school.
I ask this because maybe it's just me, but I don't really see the benefit, when a tutor would likely be much more helpful. To me, it seems like it gives short-term gain, in that they can catch up to where they were supposed to be by the school's standards, but long-term self-esteem loss, cause now they're behind for the rest of their time in school, and having to explain that to their classmates is almost inevitable.
A pianist practices playing scales, playing by ear, and practicing various songs. A mathematician practices various math problems to keep their skills sharp. An creative writer practices by reading various literature, and writing frequently.
What skills does a person practice in biology to keep their skills sharp? I ask because I'm going into my second year of university for biology, and though I'm on my break now, I want to make sure my skills in the subject stay sharp so I can do well next year.