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Education V Life Experience.

Post by Dontaskme » Sat Apr 21, 2018 11:04 am

Who is great, an educated idiot or an illiterate wise?

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Re: Education V Life Experience.

Post by HexHammer » Sat Apr 21, 2018 3:16 pm

If you see the billionaires many are illiterate wise, you can't learn how to become a billionaire in school, only basic things, such as being a job slave of others.

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Re: Education V Life Experience.

Post by Troll » Sat Apr 21, 2018 10:44 pm

Often education produces marvelous performance in the way a Japanese train moves when on its proper track. Since more and more tracks are laid down these days, education, both in terms of certificatism, having the credentials, and in the sense of knowing how to move froward in a ready-made manner, this can be decisive for one's existence. The difference between education and experience is often almost the same as that between the now dominate class, and those outside it. For instance, Charles Dickens was held to produce badly written work by the elites. Whereas, his less popular rival, Thackeray, who wrote in the style of the elites, was said to write well. Dickens was considered unworthy until about the 1890's, because he had learned his craft by experience, rather than in the Oxford style. He wasn't on the track. Today elite writing programs command almost everything one reads. It is in the rarest of cases when anything not smeared in the colors of the official style goes beyond the blog roll.

One can make another example, how would it be if a man from the 16th century looked at Alexander Calder's work, or a Picasso. He would not accept either as proper work. It would not enter the Museum. The general experience moves in different regions of education according to the spontaneous support of the whole age. These days artists are both supposed to be educated, and not meant to be. The standard of the track is so pervasive, that even without entering an art academy, each artist knows what is expected. The track is everywhere because it is the atmosphere of this hyper-mediated life, with its various built-in-assumed conventional receptions of the cliche and one's taste, itself. The self movement of what is educated has long been part of modern experience.

Balzac's the Unknown Masterpiece shows the case of a track laid down, but not seen by the world, a man who makes his own track risks the track never coming to emerge in the general understanding of the age.

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