Saturday, February 16, 2013
What is Education?
This is what many folks fail to appreciate about university learning. It isn't that the Pythagorean theorem is vital to understand, or that perfect grammar is of the utmost importance; people who believe that are misguided imbeciles who entirely miss the point of education.
What is important is learning to process information and "think" in new and creative ways. The little tidbits you learn along the way are just exercises. Think of the Pythagorean theorem and grammar rules as push-ups and jumping jacks. You do them in order to tone and strengthen. Their importance is solely a means to an end, not the "goal." ~~GH