Sunday, July 22, 2012

I wish I said that...

There are obviously two educations. One should teach us how to make a living and the other how to live.

James Truslow Adams

1 comment:

∞ ≠ ΓΈ said...

As to the other (how to live), some may consider, perhaps, religion rather than "education".

Squinting a tiny bit at the latter part of the quote I Wikied Mr.Adams and found that he was a Marxist.

"“When a nation’s religion is destroyed, doubt takes a grip upon the highest areas of intelligence, partially paralyzing all the others. Each man gets used to having only confused and vacillating ideas on matters which have the greatest interest for himself and his fellows. He puts up a poor defense of his opinions or abandons them and, as he despairs of ever resolving by himself the greatest problems presented by human destiny, he beats a cowardly retreat into not thinking at all.”

Alexis de Tocqueville

Hence the election of 2008.