Leela Fernandes, 2003, p. 19

“Students’ resistance to things they deem too abstract and theoretical is not merely a reaction to theories that seem too elitist or overly complex. Rather, I have found that such resistances often represent a fear of having to engage in the arduous and often painful process of self-transformation. Utopias are inconvenient because they necessitate deep-seated changes in ourselves and in the ways in which we live our lives. The irony here is that such “theoretical” utopias require labor.” ~(Leela Fernandes, 2003, p. 19)