On Mar 6, 2014, at 9:59 PM, Louis Talman <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> He isn't "sensitive" about it. He just thinks experiential learning is better. As if you could learn much of anything from experience if you didn't have a good foundation of 'book-larning?.
Not "experiential learning?. Art. There is a big difference between having experience with and having experience of. And it isn?t that I think art is ?better?, I prefer both, but art does seem to be the rarer and more valuable of the two. I have also found that art is more transferable and supports a wide range of interests.
> > It's of a piece with his denigration of the precise use of language, which arises from being too lazy to effect it. He prefers to say "If it's too much work, I'll just put it down."
I don?t think I have criticized the precise use of language, I actually admire it. You think I use poor wording when I had much better wording in mind? I spend a lot of time on what I write and I have gotten much better at hitting my mark. But I do wish I could do it more quickly and hit my mark more easily. It seems the only way towards that end is to do precisely what I have been doing. Write more.