Saturday, August 7, 2010


In conclusion, the education of the mind is about relationships (not just person to person sort). It is discovering those relationships. Understanding how they are formed, nurtured and destroyed. It must necessary begin with remembering, identifying and recalling basic objects, e.g., the alphabet, the numerals and/or the basic strokes and radicals of a language like Chinese. Afterward it is all relationships isn't it? And the toughest and most tested relationships I think are in Mathematics and Physics. Idle speculations are quickly put on trial and easily thrown out if they are found wanting. In other branches of knowledge bad ideas are often allowed opportunities to grow. These buildings of concepts and ideologies erected on sand eventually collapse and if they are ideas of the politics, economy and business, they bring with them much grief. A recent example? Market Fundamentalism.

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