Tuesday, October 20, 2015
AGING and OTHER SHIT
Age doesn’t impart wisdom it only conveys experience. If you were a stupid young person you are probably a stupid old person, just with more experience.
There are a lot of correlations to this axiom. Education does not infer intelligence; again, just more experience. I once had a professor, a Doctor of Psychology, ask me if the moon is full in Maine was the moon also full in Florida.
Furthermore, higher education does not have to meet an accepted standard. A Science degree from George Jones University, a fundamentalist Christian diploma mill, is not equivalent to a science degree issued by major, nonsectarian universities; and even high schools that teach religious adjusted curriculum as science are shortchanging their charges and propagating ignorance.
It is not unusual for people to be very good in one field and totally ignorant of everything outside of their specialty. It doesn’t have to be Rain Man to warrant this conclusion: clue up Dr. Ben Carson.
Where am I going with this? Hell, I don’t know. It is six o-clock in the morning; it is still dark; the wife and the cats are asleep and I am not. Somehow writing placates that person that keeps babbling in my head.