Why the focus today on academics I wonder?!! The ba<x>seline of academia is critical evaluation, and a broadening and deepening of knowledge beyond the every day. Empathy is about relationships, not academia
I understand empathy. Do you understand academia? I'd say not
I don't think you're an academic somehow. I am, and disagree with every word you write. Sorry but it's nonsense
Academia isn't about preconceived ideas. It's about uncovering them, and comparing and contrasting different ideas and backing up perspectives with evidence. So, I think you're kind of confused about this for some reason
That's how academia should be. Of course they'll have different viewpoints. And then some make a living from their perspective, live off it but that's not academia
I've known quite a few wonderful intelligent creative people who lost their souls in the jungle of university politics. Back in the 70s, when every office had to have its token black, I had a good friend who was the token Marxist. Of course, every time there were budget cuts the commie was the first to go. He ended up a PhD delivering pizzas.
Yes...true! You have put it across well! The cup needs many refills!