Thursday, October 25, 2018

Learning does not help people to avoid being sheep

Most of the people who have graduated from universities are walking encyclopedias, but few can think creatively. No matter how learned they are, such people are used by our advertising system, by propaganda, or by zealots or demagogues presenting a religious, economic or political doctrines. Their learning does not help them to avoid being sheep. They follow the footsteps of those who can influence and impress them.

If students of the modern world cannot stand above their minds, they become the slaves of their knowledge, information, and opinions, which crystallize and perpetuate slavery.

We must be educated in how to stand above our information, knowledge, and opinions in our mental storage. This seems quite impossible for us, but through special effort, a person can stand detached from his knowledge, information, and opinions and look at them as objects which can be used, changed, or thrown away.

-Torkom Saraydarian

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