- Sep 2017
- United States
The hidden insight is entirely what you take away from the encounter. Standards, of course, exist for a reason. But this is an online forum, where debate and discussion from people of all levels of intelligence and all kinds of viewpoints are welcomed to be both put forth and subject to criticism. I think many more can benefit from understanding why the Witch Doctor believes that. Psychologists, historians, educators, philosophers, aid workers, and so on all have something to gain from that conversation. And any regular person, with their own interpretations, I'm sure can find something of personal value, even if it does not directly connect with what the WD means; it just depends on how willing to listen someone is. You can solidly know the man's intentions, and criticize his morals and thinking. But he has raised a question regardless of his original purpose that has caused some legitimate discussion independent of his opinions.The hidden insight has a name. Nonsense. High standards exist not because those individuals are listened to, but because they are ignored. Nobody but anthropologists care why a witch doctor believes someone with HIV can sleep with a child to cure it, its just nonsense. Likewise, I don't need a PhD in anthropology to know that the opinion of a socialist activist bent on destroying capitalism, writing about something involving capitalism, is propaganda and nothing more. I did my due diligence, read Marx, so I know his points.
Useless jobs don't exist. You might not find them valuable, but someone does, because that is why there is a paycheck associated with them.
I would agree with you that useless jobs don't exist. This question gives you an opportunity to demonstrate why that is so and defend your case against those who would argue that it is so. We've been given an opportunity to learn and teach.