Friday, December 11, 2015

Is It Better To Be Uneducated, Ignorant, or Too Smart?

One's state of mind has much to do with one's choices in life. Give me a plain uneducated man who is curious, any day. He is educable because he wants to learn, and he will put to good use the things he learns. On the other hand, the overly educated and the willfully ignorant already know that they know everything to their own satisfaction, so that they are not willing to learn anything further, and thus choose to reject further instruction, though it might have saved them great pains. We might also add to the latter those who are too smart for their own good, as they lead themselves into trouble, as they too often trust only their own counsel.

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