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Re: Fishing License

On Fri, 2006-05-12 at 07:45 -0400, tfreeman intel digichem net wrote:

> > The academic load at school is not just to teach you the fundamentals, 
> > the core bits of knowledge about mathematics or sentence structure or 
> > turning wood on a lathe.  The academic mix is to teach you about pooling 
> > knowledge, to be able to associate dissimilar knowledge sets, to 
> > (hopefully) think critically.
> > 
> > Learning, say, geometry might not *seem* to help you directly in your 
> > job, but every time you want to cut a board or navigate a curve in a 
> > car, you will be more likely to be successful if you understand the 
> > concepts of measuring and calculating the curves and angles.
> > 
> > School is about learning to think, not silos of knowledge.  I am 
> > appalled that no one ever taught you that.
> Sadly, in my humble experience, the simple majority of people take school 
> as only training for their future job. 

That may have something to do with the fact that the schools are set up
to indoctrinate you into the idea of getting a job.  As opposed to being
an entrepreneur.

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