Eat Your Vegetables

There is a reason basic education is compulsory.  Humanity prefers entertainment over intellect by a phenomenal margin.

The human organism tends to treat even miniscule amounts of intellectual activity (e.g.: 140 character tweets) as children face vegetables on their plates.

Befitting Oscar worthy performances, blame, avoidance, denial, excuses, resentment, false promises, ad hominem attacks, gagging, spitting, and unprocessed regurgitation are all included as acts of these great human dramas.

It’s all quite entertaining once you distance yourself from the show with a big picture view.

Vegetables and informed reason often must be inserted by force, conditioning, repetition, fame, wealth, entertainment, and trickery.

Or malnutrition occurs.

Class dismissed.



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Mankind have a great aversion to intellectual labor; but even supposing knowledge to be easily attainable, more people would be content to be ignorant than would take even a little trouble to acquire it. - Samuel Johnson (1709-1784) Twitter: @HyperIntellect
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2 Responses to Eat Your Vegetables

  1. osolyndenl says:

    And I labored under the assumption that education was compulsory because machines dig the ditches now and labor needs to be literate to be useful. I lucked out and have a life long respect for and love of information and learning. Was that nature or nurture?

    Just be gentle inserting those vegetables.

    • Excellent points in such a brief comment.

      I’m not sure if you’ve noticed, but since we’ve known each other for a few years now, your writing style has influenced mine to a moderate extent. For the better.

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