If you are into sexting your friends with the raunchiest text, images and video that is still legal, it should be really funny.
Oh .... afterparties from the Sydney Mardi Gras which is coming up ...
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We'd be better off spending money producing good citizens - playing nicely with others, including the patriotic duty of understanding the issues properly before voting, and making the politicians actually focus on important issues.
That probably means being at least conversant with Snow's Two Cultures ... touching enough bases across the spectrum of the liberal arts.
And those coming out of university without any grounding in any of the liberal arts, in the abstract that allows wide and adaptive application rather than the concrete that only covers a limited set of circumstances? CP Snow argued that one culture was not enough, but there are so many university courses when you come out with none.
For many, being jobs-ready at the end of secondary or tertiary education means not having enough grounding in understanding the basics that allow for relatively easy adaptation to changing circumstance. The very fact you need this course or that course to teach the latest computer language, or whatever, every few years or so when something new comes out in your field, means that university education did not equip you with the means to pick things up. And they do this because if they teach you properly, you won't have to come back and spend more money every 5 to 10 years.
And similarly, there needs to be a "cooling down" period in the workforce in the lead up to a (later, if the body fit) retirement. Is there a way down the ladder, for senior managers, who might have the wit and wisdom, but not the energy, at 60, 65 or 70 or more ... in large part transferring the accumulated perspectives onto younger workers?
We are not geared to address these things in our current society, because most people don't even realize that we should be thinking about things like this ... it's all rush, rush, rush, money, money ... then retirement.
Consider the majority of students coming out of secondary school ... how many could provide a defensible answer to Socrates' question "What is a good life" and be able to have any shred of their arguments left when facing someone from classical Rome or Athens that had an upper middle class education, even with the hint of the aphorism of Marcus Aurelius, "Even in a palace, it is possible to live a good life".
So .... for business manglers ... the words "become a six sigma black belt" probably relate to the same psychological needs as nigerian princesses, megabucks and viagra.
You know, now I think about project manglers, it kinda makes sense ...
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