Blog Credo

The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.

H.L. Mencken

Friday, May 10, 2013

This Is Water

Saw this via a former colleague on Facebook.  It's a fascinating commencement address from David Foster Wallace about the role education can have in making choices and exercising empathy. That education is ultimately about finding a perspective other than your own.

Too often we treat education as a commodity, something to be developed to prepare you for the job market.  But really it's about using the study of knowledge to develop wisdom.

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