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Another quote "If you live long enough, you'll see everything". I am almost 70, and I just realized that I have not yet seen everything. What I have seen so far disgusts me. I think I get what the conservatives are trying to accomplish: a stupid, dumb ed down electorate. "Elitist, college educated, Liberals". What was that recent quote from Santorum about Obama wanting everyone to go to college? The Oligarchy does not want an educated citizenry. Period! When people are educated they start to look at their world in a different way; they start to apply reason, objectivity, rationality, to the reality that is right in front of them. The Buddha said "the truth is always right in front of you, you only need to see it" (a paraphrase; don't remember the exact words). Uneducated folks are easily manipulated, hence, "treat them like mushrooms; feed them bullshit and keep them in the dark".
Went to college in my 30's, came from a blue collar, working class environment. Going to College was the best thing that ever happened to me: it expanded my world, my view of what was going on. If you are looking for wisdom, don't look here, look into your own heart. Look without prejudice, bias, preconceived ideas: look as a child looks. A child looks at the reality to learn, to see it for what it is , to learn how to survive.
Hey, just the ramblings of some "old fart", nothing to learn here just keep moving along; step away from  your consciousness, pay no attention to what your own eyes, ears, and intellect are telling you.
Just more random neuron misfiring s from a fried out brain    

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    "Three things cannot be long hidden: The Sun, The Moon, and The Truth." Buddha

    by Grandson named me Papa on Sat Mar 31, 2012 at 12:21:06 AM PDT

  •  I think they're pretty good random misfirings from (3+ / 0-)

    a fried out brain.

    I like mine with salt, but the blood pressure can't handle the sodium.

    So it goes.

    Occupy- Your Mind. - No better friend, no worse enemy. -8.75, -6.21<> Bring the Troops Home Yesterday

    by Thousandwatts on Sat Mar 31, 2012 at 12:57:15 AM PDT

  •  Tipped for the Bob Seger reference in the title (4+ / 0-)

    Turn the Page is a favorite....

    I am a warrior for peace. And not a gentle man... Steve Mason, 1940-2005

    by Wayward Wind on Sat Mar 31, 2012 at 02:34:59 AM PDT

  •  Some people do not know what their (2+ / 0-)
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    senses reveal.  They apparently lack an interpretive function.  It's not something one acquires in college.  However, if one attends college without it, one's rate of "success" is likely to drop because, at some point, it's no longer enough to merely regurgitate what has been heard and read.  
    I suspect law and accounting are attractive to people who can't process and only regurgitate information.  So-called "photographic memories" come in really handy.  Indeed, other people find it useful to have a walking encyclopedia in their midst.  Which is why the lack of processing capability is often missed. Also, as long as they stick to providing the information requested, instead of volunteering unsolicited non-sense, they get along fine.  Willard is a good example of not having learned to keep his mouth shut and to just follow the script he's been handed.

    Since our system of formal education seems to value the quantity of information stored more than the ability to manage and transform it, formal educational achievement is deceptive and discounting it is a valid assessment.  It's to be expected from people whose performance in this dumbed-down system was not stellar.

    Dubya was at least honest that it's important not to be left behind. Our instinct-driven populace recognized that in him and a lot of generous optimists gave him a pass.  The self-designation of Cheney should have been a big tell.  But then, there was Lieberman on the other side.
    What did that tell us about Gore?  It may not seem fair to say it in retrospect, but Al Gore has proved a poor judge of character.  

    How many truths has he found inconvenient over time?  "It takes one to know one."

    People to Wall Street: "LET OUR MONEY GO"

    by hannah on Sat Mar 31, 2012 at 03:40:59 AM PDT

    •  I got a "Liberal Arts" Education (0+ / 0-)

      Ended up with a BA in psychology, minored in Sociology. Could not continue on towards masters or PHD; had family to support. Went back to construction; specializing in Remodeling. The whole point of Liberal arts is to expand ones consciousness, as opposed to the "regurgitation" of stuff.

      "Three things cannot be long hidden: The Sun, The Moon, and The Truth." Buddha

      by Grandson named me Papa on Sat Mar 31, 2012 at 10:31:15 AM PDT

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