It’s no secret that I despise the use of the word “training” in the wrong context.

THIS is training:

Someone tells you what to think, and you regurgitate it back so that you can pass muster.

THIS is education:

You are given the tools to learn, in the catacombs of libraries or on-line, and then you have opportunities to debate what you have learned.

Every time I hear someone say, “I was trained as a doctor.”  This is what I see in my mind:


Good boy! Here’s your treat!

When my son chose an advisor for his doctoral dissertation, the professor he picked out was notorious for his hard@$$ expectations, a person everyone else wanted to avoid. 

Mystified, the professor asked, “Why would you want me?”

My son’s reply went something like this, “If I can debate you and hold my own, I’ll have no problem defending my dissertation.”




It is an unfortunate truth that neither training nor education can impart common sense.

THIS is common sense:

"Those who do not learn history are doomed to repeat it." - George Santayana #quote #history ...

Does anyone know the definition of common sense?

Oil crisis: Is anyone guarding his assets? Anyone? Anyone?