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Many Schooled But Few Educated

--by Thomas Moore (Dec 04, 2000)


If busyness is an emotional complex, then it's likely that when we are busiest, we are doing least. We can be extremely active without being busy, and busy without accomplishing anything. We may be feverishly engaged in some task and yet not truly focused on the matter at hand. The job may be merely a means to accomplish some other goal: to make money, to impress, or to prove oneself to another. Our busyness may be a way to avoid difficult emotions and thoughts, or we may simply believe that it's important never to waste time. Education is not the piling on of learning, information, data, facts, skills, or abilities--that's training or instruction--but is rather a making visible what is hidden as a seed... To be educated, a person doesn't have to know much or be informed, but he or she does have to have been exposed vulnerably to the transformative events of an engaged human life... One of the greatest problems of our time is that many are schooled but few are educated. --Thomas Moore


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On Jun 5, 2011 Ron wrote:

Where was I when this great reflections were being read.

Great resource, been caught in the very same situation and 

Just wish I could have read this earlier. Great inspiring read.