3 thoughts on “TIMES OF CHANGE

  1. That’s kind of a cynical quote, I think. I get what it means, but a learned person can still be a learner. I don’t think there’s anything inherently limiting about accumulated knolwledge and wisdom — it can be incredibly useful in times of change, so humanity doesn’t have to keep reinventing the wheel. It only becomes limiting when a person decides that he’s learned everything worth knowing, stops growing and loses his ability to adapt. That’s a separate issue from being a “learned person.”

  2. when we teach people that will go into an unknown future we must realize there is more to be learned then what is known. So we must teach in an open way that gives people the critical skills to adapt and improvise, I see this need at its greatest in the area of religion as well as leadership in the 21st. this is why I see so much failure among the youth we are teaching what needed to be known rather then what the future will require.

  3. I completely agree with all of that. I think there’s way too much of the “you don’t have to understand or agree, you just have to memorize and obey” style of teaching and parenting in the world. It stunts a child’s abiltiy to learn how to make good choices for himself, and leaves him more vulnerable to predators and exploiters. I just think that the orginal quote, “In times of change…the learned find themselves beautifully equipped to deal with a world that no longer exists” is misleading. Being learned isn’t a handicap. Being inflexible and closed-minded is.

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