Mark Twain  

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7/30/2005 11:15 am

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Mark Twain

“Never let your schooling interfere with your education”

-- Mark Twain

This is an all time great quote. The way I read what Mark is saying is very simple. School may be important, but it does not qualify as an education. You may know how to solve algebra problems, you may understand chemistry, and you might even be able to play basketball, but can you deal with your landlord on a personal level? There is so much more to life than education; like kids, a wife, and leaving time to enjoy both, these are the things that make life enjoyable and keep a man young. I’m sure all the years speti4_learning a complex sentence from a simple sentence are required information to some, but I think a more practical lesson might be learning to change a spare tire in winter, or, perhaps understanding how to re-light a furnace when it is -22 degrees. While you may be able to understand physics and the finer points of avoiding paper work, when it comes down to it no one has explained to you how to cook your own food, or perhaps how to keep a clean house, and avoid bacteria. The way I see it schooling teaches you everything but what you need to know to survive. The large number of socially inept students is a perfect way to prove my theory. Maybe back when parents actually spent time with their kids, it was easier to pick up on basic skills. However; considering the way things are going, I don’t see it getting any better.

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