I think the big mistake in schools is trying to teach children anything, and by using fear as the basic motivation. Fear of getting failing grades, fear of not staying with your class, etc. Interest can produce learning on a scale compared to fear as a nuclear explosion to a firecracker.
You know why my show is good? Because the network officials say you’re not smart enough to get what I’m doing, and every day I fight for you. I tell them how smart you are. Turns out, I was wrong. You people are stupid.
—Dave Chappelle in 2003 before walking off the stage and not coming back to comedy for ten years. He did something similar last night, and you know what I don’t blame him. He doesn’t need us for money or personal satisfaction, he performs for us, to make us happy. We need him to make us laugh and when he sets out to do that people treat him like shit. I don’t blame him for walking off the stage at all. Maybe in another ten years we will be ready (via anatomintheuniverse)