An educated person should know

An educated person should know - What is an educated person...

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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  adequate to an educated person. The most important thing is the ability to utilize the 
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