On one’s education…

“…yesterday I got a regular eye-opener. The trouble with modern education is you never know how ignorant people are. With anyone over fifty you can be fairly confident what’s been taught and what’s been left out. But these young people have such an intelligent, knowledgeable surface, and then the crust suddenly breaks and you look down into the depths of confusion you didn’t know existed.” Evelyn Waugh, Brideshead Revisited, p.99

I’m so glad I get to be of a certain age and mindset that I can choose my own education, books, music, occupation. And I am very happy to know some people who happen to also actively educate themselves in a likewise manner.

And although true originality is an illusion, it’s a wonderful one I wish to cherish for a long time…

Author: Nobyeni

Freelance Philosopher (PhD). Writer. Thinker. Interested in radical change and human being. Playwright. Dutch World citizen. Lover of books, language, art and coffee.

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