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What America is doing right is precisely what you say it`s doing wrong. Schools teach you multiple disciplines so you`re exposed to many different subjects and ways of thinking.
Honestly, the problem is the anti-intellectualism that`s pervasive in Western culture (mostly America). The idea that "I`ll learn only what I need to know and nothing more."
Nobody says you have to love chemistry or literature or whatever but remember that the smartest people in this world are able to think multi-dimensionally. They welcome the opportunity to see the world in a new way. Life can be much more interesting and even exciting when you understand all the layers of complexity.
Unless your idea of exciting is April 15th -- in which case, I`m very sorry.
At a time where people have the greatest level of access to information ever, they still fail to turn that into Knowledge.
So... your Role Models for life`s wisdom are a Satirist, Someone Who Talks About Poop, and A Guy So Tarded He Flies Kites In Lightning Storms?
That explains a lot.
"The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. It is its natural manure." Thomas Jefferson
"Any people that would give up liberty for a little temporary safety deserves neither liberty nor safety." Benjamin Franklin
Man, I hope he is wrong on that thought.
I had no idea why the words "George Orwell" were there before...so I didn`t get the joke.
I have read the book and its probably my favorite with Enders Game and Brave New World.
And also doubleplus ungood
(& I love Orwell!)
An author. But not the author of Hangover or American Pie so your average Joe might not know of him.
So then, would this also be true?
Irony: A porn star lives on Abstinence St.Coincidence: A porn star lives in the Anal Islands.
I guess ...
No, it is definitely irony. Here`s two examples to help illustrate the difference between irony and a mere coincidence.
Coincidence: A porn star lives on 69th St.Irony: A porn star lives in the Virgin Islands.
Oh wait, they need to give equal time for spaghetti monster intelligent design.
Go read the books Baxter.
Well George Orwell wrote the book 1984 which is based in a world where everything you do and say is being watched by Big Brother which is some sort of super computer/camera thing.. The sign on George Orwell street says this road is under CCTV or something to that effect so its ironic..
I mean i get it 1984, "Big Brother is always watching"....but is that why its supposed to be funny?
But 1984 is probably one of my favorite books of all time, I loved it.