By ConfusedCollegeKid - 11/03/2017 13:00 - United States - Normal

Today, my theatre studies professor played a soundscape, then had us write what we thought the meaning was. I thought it was a simulation of what schizophrenia was like. Turns out the teacher bet her friend she could convince us that a bunch of people speaking gibberish meant something. FML
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college is about learning critical thinking, so good on ya! but that also sucks for you since your tuition is paying the salary of somebody who would rather screw around than teach

I'd say schizophrenia wasn't far off.

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That's pretty funny. Sounds like you and a creative professor..

college is about learning critical thinking, so good on ya! but that also sucks for you since your tuition is paying the salary of somebody who would rather screw around than teach

I'd say schizophrenia wasn't far off.

I had the exact same thought

how is this a FML? You had to listen to gibberish. Your life is so awful.

I think the real FML is the quality of his education. You didn't understand this post fully.

He was cheating. He required to write about its meaning. To win the bet he would have had to suggest a meaning and convince you of it. Your meaning made sense, too.

I don't know why this was downvoted. This is correct.

Well duh, she said "what do you think it means?" Your teacher is rude.

The key part of the statement is "theatre studies." There is a relatively common acting exercise called "blank scene," in which you take an apparently meaningless series of words and phrases and try to form a scene with them that makes sense. The point of drama is to make sense out of what is given to you. That said, the teacher is being a bit of an asshole. "I'm going to play you something, and you write down what you think it means," kind of carries with it an assumption that there is meaning to be found. The assignment as presented was misleading at best.

I hate when teachers and bosses think they're so cute getting people to do something stupid then laughing at them. Let's see them pull that on someone over them on the food chain.