Sunday, March 26, 2017

The Civilization Where Everybody Is An Expert On EVERYTHING

... but that doesn't explain why the West looks like an amateur whorehouse with chimpanzees answering the phones at the front desk.

I judge the worst fate that can befall men is to not even know they don't even know what they don't know ... and what little they think they know is wrong.

Bankers love these kids because they can be loaded up with debt like beasts of burden pulling an oxcart.

"The opinion of 10,000 men is of no value if none of them know anything about the subject."
-- Marcus Aurelius, Roman Emperor from 121-180 A.D. and Stoic philosopher in MEDITATIONS


styrac1 said...

Ave said...

This is a very sensible article, in that Millenials are not different than other people. That said, most people haven't evolved for the better, the Millenials have been born into an evolution which was sad.

I have had pupils for 14 years now (aged ten to sixteen, with the odd eighteen year old), and in this timespan technology has become so invasive that they're practically Borg now. Even the bright ones can't live without their smartphones.

We're old farts that once had to open our first e-mail account (with suspicion) and had to purchase our first cellular phones, so we can (more or less) imagine a world without that technology. My preps even include a typewriter with ten spare ribbons. (Ha !)

I also have a quite sizeable library of books of all kind, in most household nowadays you can't find any. It has become a social marker to have read the Hunger Games instead of just have watched the movie.

These things do make the Millenials another generation altogether, even though the article is right about most over things. The bit about former Hippies having become parents shows us how the TV used to be the invasive technology of fifty years ago.