Learning

1079 – Buckminster Fuller on Earning a Living

“We must do away with the absolutely specious notion that everybody has to earn a living. It is a fact today that one in ten thousand of us can make a technological breakthrough capable of supporting all the rest. The youth of today are absolutely right in recognizing this nonsense of earning a living. We keep inventing jobs because of this false idea that everybody has to be employed at some kind of drudgery because, according to Malthusian-Darwinian theory, he must justify his right to exist. So we have inspectors of inspectors and people making instruments for inspectors to inspect inspectors. The true business of people should be to go back to school and think about whatever it was they were thinking about before somebody came along and told them they had to earn a living.”

-Buckminster Fuller

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1022 – “Science is the key to our future, and if you don’t believe in science, then you’re holding everybody back. And it’s fine if you as an adult want to run around pretending or claiming that you don’t believe in evolution, but if we educate a generation of people who don’t believe in science, that’s a recipe for disaster.”

-Bill Nye [Attributed, See Source Notes]

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900 – 「敢于 发问,羞耻 一时,知 耻 于 发问,愚昧 一生。」

“Gǎnyú fāwèn, xiūchǐ yīshí, zhī chǐ yú fāwèn, yúmèi yīshēng.”

“He who asks is a fool for five minutes, but he who does not ask remains a fool forever.”

Literal Translation: “Dare to ask questions, shame for a time, to have shame to ask questions, ignorance for a lifetime.”

-Chinese Proverb

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