Thursday, October 26, 2006

Use it or Lose it

I get the feeling that my brain is constantly being turned off all day long. Working with students in special education requires a lot of repetition of simple concepts and commands. I feel like I am banging my head against a wall. I tried to read a bit of a magazine at work the other day and a coworker informed me that we aren't allowed to read at work. brain is going to atrophy...I feel like I need to force myself to pursue intellectual challenges outside of work. But, I mostly just come home and veg out. Someone speak to me about something so that I learn...please!


Anonymous said...

Brain Age

guammy_bear said...


Yeah. I feel the same way sista! But I can get away with reading at work every now and again. But downloading porn is OUT OF BOUNDS.


Emily said...

I can relate to this 1 MILLION percent!!!! Is it wrong to compare teaching Korean kids to teaching special ed people? Is it wrong to think it might be wrong?

Anyway, I feel 8,000x stupider since I went to Korea. I'm trying to get it back, but not sure it's happening. I collected quite a few intellectual books I want to read, but I'm having issues reading them. Because I'm now dumb.

I keep thinking about that line in Bill Madison where the principal goes off about how Billy's speech was the stupidest thing ever and that he now feels that everyone is dumber for having listened to it. Or something.

That's how I feel when I talk now.

I like hiking. Yay for hiking.