11 September 2009

Many people I meet in our community are convinced the true value and pleasure in life is learning. Indeed, a large part of the people would label it a “learning community”

At a superficial level, I totally agree. With total consideration for the cliche , I strongly believe the world today is changing faster and more profoundly than ever before (with possibly the exception of countries undergoing revolutions). Technology is changing (yes son, we didn’t have email back them), and as a direct consequence the availability of information has increased several orders of magnitude. So sure, you need to learn constantly, and it’s a very valuable skill to have. It’ll help you through life.

“A little learning is a dangerous thing; drink deep, or taste not the Pierian spring: there shallow draughts intoxicate the brain, and drinking largely sobers us again”An Essay on Criticism