July 5, 2007
My high school freshman biology teacher began the first day by telling us that she wanted to make sure we understood her lessons. In order for us to display such understanding, she asked us to give a thumbs up sign if we comprehended the material and a thumbs down if we did not. If we were unsure, we would simply place our thumbs on a horizontal plane. At the age of fourteen, I thought this idea was moronic and belittling. Sometimes, I still feel as if people with more experience think Iím only capable of the simplest forms of communication.