Published in


What I Learned About Humans From the Professor Who Hated Me

How recognizing our limits helps us forge new openings

Photo: Erlend Ekseth / Unsplash

In graduate school, I had a professor who loathed me. And I mean toe-curling he’s-getting-hives-just-looking-at-me loathery. It was so very irrational but also so very deep. And, as is perhaps no surprise, the depth of the loathing was precisely correlated to the extent of…




A publication from Medium on personal development.

Recommended from Medium

Control in Governance from a Zen Perspective: Introduction

Jordan Peterson vs Ken Wilber

Rationality and The Meaning Crisis

consciousness Consciousness CONSCIOUSNESS

Pre/Post Confusion

What Makes Good Models and How to Use Them: Metaphors, Models & Theories



Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store
Sarah Pessin

Sarah Pessin

@sarahpessin | | professor of philosophy | interfaith chair | University of Denver | Instagram civics_salamander & sarahpessin2020

More from Medium

Sandi’s Soap Box: The Game of Life

This Is What Supporting Teachers Sounds Like

I Just Had an Emotional Breakup—With CVS

What Sitting Alone Looks Like Today