Wednesday, 14 July 2010

The Meaning of the 21st Century - Values of the Future

This is chapter 20 and it is starting to get a bit repetitive with almost the same sentences being repeated from earlier chapters which described the challenges, but this time in the context of solutions. There is too much emphasis on the idea oh high culture and on the brain/mind altering drugs. There is much to be said of low culture - great movies need not be high-brow and not everyone loves Mozart. I dislike Impressionism and love Surrealism but there is no reason why you cannot hate art, or classical music or ballet - ask Jeremy Clarkson.

There is one really great sentence I wanted to quote.
Education for leisure will do more to improve quality of life than education for jobs.

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