fearless yoga school shooting

If that title doesn't make any sense to you, don't worry. It's referencing comments that don't make any sense, as you'll see below.

The subtitle of this post could be "the importance of making people explain themselves."

Last month, I shared a deeply personal post about the violence that teachers wrongly endure. If you haven't read the original statement in that post:

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If you read the earlier post, you know that what I wrote resonated deeply with many current and former teachers. I was also heartened by the responses from non-teachers, many of whom had never considered this perspective. They immediately recognized it is important.

Many people shared the post, stimulating further dialogue. There's always that one person:

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A little context: I am a yoga practitioner. The friend who shared my post is one as well. Accordingly, he knows many other yoga practitioners, of whom I assume one is the author of this comment.

Sometimes this sort of statement is intimidating—"wow, that's so deep that I don't know what to say." Other people dismiss it as woo-woo nonsense.  (For me, this particular comment, in isolation, is fine. I agree with it.)

However, I fail to see the relevance to school shootings. It's worth pushing people to explain themselves. If nothing else, people who are intimidated see that it's possible to get grounded. So I did. I couldn't think of an eloquent way to do it, so I stayed simple, direct, and concise:

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As you can see, there are no further replies. But at least I called the bluff.

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