Here’s part one of ‘Are we over-educated’ live on BBC World TV earlier. Click for part two and part 3.
One point I would like to add to the discussion is how thoroughly frustrating it is to hear from Hollywood celebrities who constantly preach about living a greener life. Yet these are often the same people who fly in private jets, own and main multiple homes (usually mansions) and collect a fleet of fancy cars.
If someone is serious about helping the earth and the world’s poor – prove it through your daily actions, not just your words.
If you choose not to have your own children in order to save resources, that does not negate your ability to adopt a child in need (i.e. it does not add to the earth’s burden since the child is already born).
-Lydia in Canada
Obama should appoint Jamu (sp?) to the post of Secretary of Education. She has a clear, practical view, is well spoken, and able to recognize and properly respond to entrapping questions.
To the young student who wants to be a physician, the theory is taught first, but be assured that the practical training comes too. The last two years of medical school are dedicated to clinical work, as are internship and residency years that follow.
For most people, learning the theory in any given field of endeavor is just more difficult. It requires more self-discipline. But without it, the individual will have a much harder time ever doing anything creative or innovative. That’s the problem.
I fully concur with the young student who said that not everyone is good at learning theory. But how does one know until one gives it a good try? Most of the time, it’s just plain easier to try to skate by without doing the hard work first, so given the option, how many kids would choose the easy way out? And then regret the decision later, when they figure it out?
To me, the 12 or 13 years of primary and secondary education constitute that “good try.”
We’ll always remain under-educated, if there is no awakening of the conscientiousness and enlightening of the mind. Directionless education (after learning the basic three R’s) in the schools is not of much use, if it does not achieve its purpose of usefully moulding the natural talent and bent of mind of the students and helping them to shape their future/career.
This is a great show. Can you find some adults that are as well prepared and well spoken on the issues?
Show is looking real good on the Telly!
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