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Unformatted text preview: What is an educated person? What an educated person should know? The questions are hard to answer. Let’s have a story first. There are twins, living in poor, remote regions. Because of their poor background, only one of them has the chance to go to school, while the other has to become a shepherd. Years later, the school boy quits school due to poverty and joins the shepherd. And a few years after that, the school boy has forgotten most of which he ever learned from school. Obviously the school boy and the shepherd boy have the similar knowledge. The school boy is diligent and has many new ideas about improving his life, while the shepherd boy just does it as a matter of routine. Actually there is different between twins from their behavior, their thinking or their way to view the world. The differences still exist. I call the school boy as an educated person, while the shepherd boy as an uneducated person. Then, what an educated person should know? To my point of view, an educated person must know how to utilize the knowledge to influence him from every aspect. Specifically, it contains three aspects which are the ability to obtain and utilize the knowledge, the spirit of critical thinking and the broad- mindedness of seeking common ground while reserving the existing differences. First, knowledge is necessary to an educated person. Though people will not call the man as an educated person only for his knowledge, generally it is assumed a man is not an educated person without any knowledge. So, enough knowledge is necessary but not an educated person without any knowledge....
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This note was uploaded on 12/01/2010 for the course ART 1101 taught by Professor Day during the Spring '10 term at Tompkins Cortland Community College.
- Spring '10