|And this is what happens when|
things go wrong in
Bear Avoidance class.
Anyway, there were a few things I needed to discuss about this news story and it was too much to make a Facebook post out of so, please read article, consider the following, and then report back to FB to discuss:
1. Back to first point - how exactly did an Outdoor Studies major come about and who was the first kid to explain to his parents (I say "his" because you know this wasn't a woman, and please note mauled professor is also not a woman) he needed a degree in backcountry navigation to move forward with his career goals?
2. Let's just wrap our minds around the fact that the person charged with teaching others
|Some insight into how|
things may have gone awry.
3. What's the job interview even like for professor of Playing Outside? Hey, we're gonna send you somewhere awful and perilous. If you come back alive and with at least 75% of your limbs, the job is yours. And what about final exams? "We're sorry Mr. and Mrs. Sadderson, the $100k you spent on your child's degree seems to have gone down in value as your child has been eaten by wolves. He probably shouldn't have skipped that last backcountry navigation class."
4. The reason humans live longer than in the past is because they stopped living outside and spending their whole lives trying not to become someone else's dinner (or get crushed by rocks, or drown, or freeze). Even homeless people don't try to go live in the wild; they work on finding a way to be back living inside, not their rock climbing and scary animal avoidance skills.
See ya over at Facebook...and I don't want to hear how some of you love rock climbing or hunting. I bet you didn't major in it in college.
|Naked Ice Climbing.|
Are you kidding me with this!?!!!?!