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I Think Education Is Important

Benjamin Franklin, considered one of the most erudite and inventive of not only his time, but any time, had only a second grade formal education.
bowman81 · M
I once responded to a question that asked how anyone could make a decent living without a college education. I pointed out that Bill Gates,(then the richest person in the world) was a college drop out along with a few other well known and successful people who never went to college. It was not well received.

It seems that formal education teaches what everyone else does...conformity and how to go along with "the program". A case can be made that a formal education stifles creativity and inventiveness. Many of the very successful do things their way in spite of a formal education. We need those who think outside the box, and have the fortitude and tenacity to see their ideas through. They can then provide employment to those who learned to do things "the right way".
Pianist1234 · 26-30, M
Did you go through third grade .
Mamapolo2016 · 70-79, F
I did. You?[@545518,Pianist1234]
Pianist1234 · 26-30, M
[@663519,Mamapolo2016] No .

 
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