WHO IS EDUCATED?
A professor in Chicago is reported to have
given the following test to his pupils. He told them they were not really educated
unless they could say Yes to all these questions:
Has you education given you sympathy with
all good causes and made you espouse them?
Has it made you public-spirited?
Has it made you a brother to the weak?
Have you learned how to make friends and to
Do you know what it is to be a friend
Can you look an honest man or a pure woman
straight in the eye?
Do you see anything to love in a little
Will a lonely dog follow you down the
Can you be high-minded and happy in the
meaner drudgeries of life?
Do you think washing dishes and hoeing corn
just as compatible with high thinking as piano playing or golf?
Are you good for anything to yourself?
Can you be happy alone?
Can you look out on the world and see
anything but dollars and cents?
Can you look into a mud puddle by the
wayside and see anything in the puddle but mud?
Can you look into the sky at night and see
beyond the stars?
Can your soul claim relationship with the
~Leaves of Gold~