Ok, so *gum snap* my husband is totally smart. Please enjoy The Jet Set's first ever guest blog courtesy of my Other Half.
So I’m finishing up my family science requirement and I kind of feel as though I can look down my nose at the curriculum because of my contextual background. The examples in the assigned text refer to forms of dysfunctional families; for instance having a man berating his wife, or a couple not allowing their kids to develop independence.
In my quest to make the bad textbook (that actually came with the disclaimer that it is an under-researched field without much knowledge content) stop, I came across the chapter on communication wherein the group of the most detrimental styles of expression was referred to as
The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse of Communication.
Right. Because when I argue with Azúcar and overly defend myself, it just might trigger the destruction of the wicked tares of wheat and the Savior’s return.
How am I supposed to want to get a MS or PhD someday when some jackass made me drop $120 on a textbook that can’t discern between “stonewalling” and a plague floating around killing kids?
There’s no excuse for defining or labeling something that does not need a quick way to refer to it. For example, it’s too cumbersome to constantly say “that thing where you take two numbers and then figure out how they come together as one.” So in my classes, we called that addition.
That’s why this family science class is a load of crap: the whole course is someone deciding what they want to call things that regular people can talk about without family science trying to carve out a place for itself.
Besides, this course is just a case example of calculus and group theory anyways, dumbed down for family science majors. I’d embellish to make my point but I’d hate to put your food storage to the test against the rider of the black horse.
Sorry to those of you who constantly refer to things in your daily life in apocalyptic terms (e.g., "This is the The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse of Grocery Checkout Lines!") If you want to quibble with Other Half, or ask him a question, feel free.