Thursday, May 5, 2011

On Education

This is my last full official week in my pursuit of higher education.  Next Tuesday, I graduate with an Individualized Studies Associates Degree in Small Business Entrepreneurship.  In other words, I shall be FREE to actually learn again ;).  I have enjoyed most of my classes, and will miss many of my instructors.
I considered not posting anything this week, due to the two portfolios, two projects, and two final exams I still have to have done by Tuesday, not to mention the third final due Thursday. And then there is my mind which is ready to explode or go on strike, and keeps wanting to speculate what the future will bring.  In other words,  I am insanely busy at the moment.  BUT I didn't want to neglect my readers, so here are some of my favorite quotes by G.K. Chesterton on Education:

No man who worships education has got the best out of education... Without a gentle contempt for education no man's education is complete.

"Education is simply the soul of a society as it passes from one generation to another.

Without education we are in a horrible and deadly danger of taking educated people seriously.

“Education is the period during which you are being instructed by somebody you do not know, about something you do not want to know.”


  1. Congratulations on the associate's degree! Are you going to be pursuing your bachelor's degree? Or are you headed into the work force?
    Have a great final week!

  2. For now, the workforce. I am helping my parents get their business off the ground right now, and I hope to start my own business someday. I may go for my bachelor's someday with some life experience, but it's not high on my priority list right now.

  3. Understandable. And it's great that you went after a degree that you could use.
    I forgot to say that I love your quotes, by the way.
    And thank you for being so thoughtful about addressing your comment to Olivia regarding her review of her most recent Nancy Drew book. As I write this, she hasn't seen it yet, and is in bed, but I know she's going to flip when she sees your comment to her tomorrow. Her face will light up, and she'll grin from ear to ear. So thanks in advance for making her day.


  4. Glad to know I could brighten someone's day! I love reading, especially "classic" books like Nancy Drew and Caddie Woodlawn, so I really enjoy your blog.