Education and Training


It is by no means self-evident to us, the people of the United States, that human beings should be educated rather than merely trained. Many among us look suspiciously upon those who are highly educated. Note the current disparagement of college and university professors by the angry and resentful who seem convinced life should be simple and should be kept simply the way they think life used to be. In a strange twist of logic, the reply to complexity of thought became the acronym KISS, standing for Keep It Simple, Stupid. Complexity, then, has been branded a mark of stupidity, while by implication, the simpleminded is wise.

What is it to be educated?

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