About that park­ing ticket

RE: An ex­pen­sive park­ing ticket (Let­ter Dec. 1)

The Hamilton Spectator - - OPINION -

Wow, the dec­i­ma­tion and re­jec­tion of an en­tire uni­ver­sity and city, in­clud­ing its pop­u­la­tion, in 250 words or less. It is been a while since I’ve read some­one elo­quent enough to re­veal their views on ma­te­ri­al­ism, en­ti­tle­ment and their idola­try of money in just a few para­graphs. An en­tire life is now based on a park­ing ticket; a mod­ern day para­ble.

Per­haps it’s just as well, given the world rec­og­nized and re­spected phi­los­o­phy of McMaster’s Med­i­cal School for teach­ing through col­lab­o­ra­tion and shar­ing, not in­di­vid­u­al­ism, and it’s in­ter­na­tion­ally copied ac­cep­tance cri­te­ria of evaluating the person, not the marks.

I wish Mr. O’Brien and his daugh­ter luck in find­ing an in­sti­tu­tion to their sat­is­fac­tion where for the next 4 to 6 years she will find her­self hence­forth known as just a stu­dent num­ber com­pet­ing with all the other stu­dent num­bers. Steve Thomas, Hamil­ton

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