"The goal of education is the creation and transmission of knowledge — not the creation and transmission of prestige."I read an interesting article in the New York Times this morning and pulled this perfect-for-what-I-have-noticed quote.
An education is a wonderful thing, indeed. I finished school--finally--because I always felt bad because I hadn't finished. Unfinished business is the worse, don't you think?
It hangs over your head, keeps you up at night and shames you continually.
So I finished this. Hooray!
But never in a million years would I think anyone would be anything but ecstatic. What in the world was I thinking?
That nagging guilt over not finishing what we start, and the shame for not doing what needs to be done or what we know should be done--has transferred to others now.
I'm so sorry. I was obviously only thinking of myself.