I would agree that I "struggle to integrate other people's narratives into [my] own". A lot of my judgements place a lot of weight on personal experience. Even though I try to understand the limits of personal experience, and the important of empirical evidence, I also feel like certain people tend to gravitate towards using established theories to explain all behavior, and miss out on some of the truth because of it. It's a complicated matter that I can't fully explain. I almost feel as though academia in general is too confident in it's theories to explain many phenomena. Perhaps I could think of an example later, but I wanted to at least explain it first. But that's mostly where my "anti-intellectual" sentiment comes from.
Originally Posted by T-6005
And just for the sake of mentioning it, I really like that quote by your teacher. It popped into my mind several times since I've read it a few days ago.
When they said "sit down", I stood up.