Education

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“I never let my schooling interfere with my education”

Mark Twain

Wise words.   Sometimes I think we’re entering a Dark Age just at the moment when we have vastly more knowledge at our fingertips than ever before.  We can look far out into space and at the tiniest of the tiny to understand our universe like never before.  Schooling is not the same thing as education.  I believe in both.  One teaches us what we need to know to cope with the basic expectations of society; a normalization of sorts whereas the other teaches us to think and analyze and build upon our prior knowledge.  Neither does the job perfectly and both are necessary for a decent life.

A look at the news or social media shows that people like simple answers and especially those that reinforce what they already feel or want to believe.

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Never stop learning…

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4 thoughts on “Education

  1. Excellent article George, i still fondly remember when everything I owned fit in my van. … going back to that one step at a time. 😊

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