“If you put new ideas before the eyes of fools
They’ll think you foolish and worthless into the bargain;
And if you are thought superior to those who have
Some reputation for learning, you will become hated.”
– Euripides “Medea” (431 B.C.)
Spring semester sophomore year of college, I took one of my favorite classes: Greek & Roman Mythology. Go figure. I remember filing into the room the first day, one of those classic small auditorium style lecture halls like you would see in an 80s college movie. Your knees were head level with the row of seats in front of you. I folded myself into a chair somewhat near the back of the room, took out my notebook and pen, and unfolded the laptop desk from the armrest. As I began to scribble down notes, I felt a heavy hand on my shoulder. I turned to see one of the stars of the football team staring at me with a grin on his face. He was about to tell me how this was going down.