Let's access your memory bank for a second.

Have you ever had someone, especially an authority figure like a teacher or a parent, scold or punish you for doing something that was considered "situationally inappropriate?"

I don't necessarily mean immoral or illegal, and hopefully we're not talking about the latter.

But let's say you were doodling in class and your teacher caught you and publicly scolded you.

Were you told that doodling was a waste of time?

That it was detrimental to your success?

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