Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Gay Guy in Seminary: Day 086 (Hebrew)

Okay, I'm not saying this to brag, but I really need to figure out what to do about Hebrew class. I don't want to go to class because I don't think it helps me very much, and frankly, there are better things that I can do with my time. I get really good grades on the quizzes and I aced the midterm, all on self-studying, so why should I have to waste my time in class? I think that as long as I can keep getting the same grades on the tests, then I should be excused from having to attend class. The point of taking it is to learn, right? The point of taking a class is not to show how punctual we are and how good we are at paying attention. Granted, if things start to get too difficult for me, then I would have to start going to class, but I don't really see that happening before the term ends.

And, if I do decide to go to class and it becomes obvious to the professor that I am not paying attention, should he even care? He, more than anyone, should be aware of how I'm progressing in the subject. On top of everything, this is not a discussion based class. Hebrew is not about opinions, at least not at the level that we are at. It just is what it is, a bunch of rules that we have to learn. There really isn't anything for me to contribute to a class conversation about dages lene or qametz hateuf. So, it's time for you guys to vote. Should I have to go to Hebrew or should I be excused from showing up to class, as long I keep doing well no the quizzes?


  1. I know you're not going to expect this from me, but my vote is: go. Over or rational confidence aside, you made the commitment and there's stuff you miss like the dates things are due, important "don't worry about ___" stuff too. You could always rely on the others in class to keep you informed, but it's the stuff that I can't think of that always ends up biting me in the butt when I skip classes.

  2. But, if I'm not paying attention, I'm still going to miss anything "important." ;-P