Intellectualism without the snobbery

I believe education should be encouraged. Opportunities need be made available for people interested in education. But I do not believe education determines how a person should be treated. People’s various talents and attributes can be beneficial for the many challenges society is faced with. It can be detrimental economically and socially for a society to have such a large divide in its classes.

Not everyone is fascinated with the scientific mindset or wants to pursue an intellectual path in life. People have a right to pursue their own path. I do not think it should be considered vulgar to go to a trade school or follow a path that leads to something other than an “intellectual” career. These are moral and useful ways to make a living. These are talents and arts society needs.

Intellectual snobbery has no place in a heart concerned with social conscience and human happiness.

 

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  4 comments for “Intellectualism without the snobbery

  1. July 14, 2014 at 8:51 pm

    Couldn’t agree more, especially with your bit about the common idea that it is “vulgar” to go to a trade school. Our country’s lack of adequate replacement workers for tradesmen is proof enough that this mindset has seriously impacted our ability to motivate people to pursue these kinds of programs and to supply these much needed jobs with qualified candidates. The beauty of education is to provide a path for individuals to pursue what they are GOOD at, instead of being forced into a mold just like everyone else. Education is a great thing, but it doesn’t mean we need to cut out the diverse options available to all of us. Diversity and comparative advantages supplied by a well balanced education system can offer unique benefits to society, I think. Having individuals who are specialized in a variety of different trades or disciplines can help us solve problems that confound us today and the more complicated problems we will undoubtedly face in the future.

    • July 14, 2014 at 10:25 pm

      Haha you put it better than I did. Thank you for reading!

  2. July 14, 2014 at 9:20 pm

    Well said, and a very nice sentiment.

    • July 14, 2014 at 10:26 pm

      Thank you friend! Glad you enjoyed reading

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