experience v.s. education

“Kids 50 years ago were information-poor and experience-rich.  They worked on the farm, or with their fathers as fishermen, they mended nets and hauled traps.  Now they’re information-rich and experience-poor.  As Justice Douglas put it, ‘Our culture turns out doctors of philosophy but no philosophers.’  It is sad.”  – –  Lance R. Lee, former Director of Apprenticeshop and wood boat builder

Lance R. Lee

Lance R. Lee

“For there is a perennial nobleness, and even sacredness in work…  Properly thou hast no other knowledge but what thou hast got by working; the rest is yet all a hypothesis of knowledge.” – – Thomas Carlyle [1795-1881] Scottish philosopher, satirical writer, essayist, historian and teacher during the Victorian era

Thomas Carlyle

Thomas Carlyle

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