I came across the following video on Open Culture wherein Noam Chomsky speaks about what being truly educated. Chomsky paraphrases a “leading physicist” and former MIT colleague, who would tell his students, “it’s not important what we cover in the class; it’s important what you discover.”
On this point of view, to be truly educated means...
- to be resourceful,
- to be able to “formulate serious questions”
- “question standard doctrine, if that’s appropriate”….
- to “find your own way.”