Sometimes people will leave comments on my videos saying things like "I learn so much more from you than I do in school."
For any given three minute period, I imagine that that may be correct. But overall, it's either untrue, or yr doin it wrong. Let's be clear here, John and I get to pick and choose the most fascinating things out there: What it means when a guy has a rod shoot through his brain, how giraffe sex is terrifying, the very beginning of subjects (which are all totally interesting at first, but then just get more boring and complicated the deeper you go.)
We are providing information, trivia, almost. And trivia is called trivia because it is trivial. It's nice to have it in your brain, but it isn't "education."
Education happens when a series of pieces of information enters your brain giving you a complete (or at least, more complete) understanding of a topic. Whether that topic is the function of mitochondria, or the linguistic structure of sentences. And getting a full understanding of those things doesn't happen in three minutes, and it's extremely difficult to make entertaining. So, when you say "Hank, you should be my teacher" I'm not sure if that's true.
I've never taken on the kinds of challenges that your teachers take on every day. I've never tried to make something truly boring interesting. I've never tried to create a full picture of some complicated yet important bit of the world in other people's brains.
But I want to try. So I think, in the next week or so, both John and I are going to attempt to cover some topics that would normally be taught in either high school or early college. These are going to be done in not just one, but several videos, because you simply can't do it in one video.