8/20-21 We discussed what it means to take responsibility for one's own education. There was a short writing assignment after the discussion to define that responsibility. We then discussed why failure is something we should seek, and why we should seek criticism. We discussed the meanings of the term "nice" and some of the disadvantages to being "nice." We added to the previous writing assignment with a discussion of why "nice" may not be so nice in certain situations. These assignments were handed in at the end of class.