The question of the day is: What do people thank you for?
Well, first of all for kicking ass. I am great in helping people reflect on their own views, problems or life-lies. Those who appreciate being seriously challenged, thank me for it. The others hate me 🙂
Other topics include:
- Finally understanding an issue (e.g. in business administration) nobody else could explain in simple terms before
- Being treated as equals, especially in situations with inherent power imbalance, e.g. in class
- My time
- Making them laugh
- Challenging them intellectually
- Honesty and clarity
- Being me
- Being different (I have no idea what that means)
- Not judging them
Coming to think of it, those are just the same things I would thank people for, too. I only would extend BA to social sciences in general.