posted on Jan, 11 2011 @ 03:13 AM
How important numbers are in everyday life... such as your age, salary, rent / price of apartment, time, cost of a commodity, GDP etc. Numbers
dominate our lives so much that I believe the actual enjoyment of something is lost by paying attention to the figures.
It is worth noting that the true value of something is not its price, but what good it does to someone.
Not only that, but the tendency to be opinionated and judgmental all the time based on the knowledge one has gained through education, that sometimes
hinders the common sense. Even the simple things can be made to look so technical & complicated that it can impede a person's appreciation of
I think education and numerical abilities are essential of course, but sometimes it is good to be naive too.
A quote by Einstein: "The only thing that interferes with my learning is my education."
I read this short humorous story few days back which might not be so relevant to the main topic or true, but I think it is just made up to demonstrate
” An illiterate man and his highly educated son went on a camping trip. They put up a tent and camped by a river side in the evening. Late at
night the dad wakes up his son and says “Look up son, what you see?” Son replies “Countless stars”. Dad: “What does that tell you?” Son:
“Astronomically it proves that there are countless number of stars and numerous planets.” Dad: “Idiot, someone has stolen our tent!” MORAL:
Education ruins your common sense!