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Thursday, March 18, 2010

Education and good judgment

Whenever we are in trouble we want to seek the advice of an educated person thinking that he has a good judgment power. But most of the time we are wrong, because having a good education does not mean having a good judgment. An illiterate person might have more wisdom then a highly educated one. Many times in our life we confuse intelligence with good judgment. Let me share a very interesting story which I have heard few days ago, proving that good education does not always mean a good judgment. The story goes as-

This is a story about a man who sold burgers by the roadside. He was illiterate so he never read newspapers. He was hard of hearing so he never listened to radio. His eyes were weak so he never watched television. But enthusiastically, he sold lots of burgers. His sales and profit went up. He ordered more potatoes and got himself a bigger and a better stove.
As his business was growing, the son, who had recently graduated from college, joined his father. Then something strange happened. The son asked, “Dad aren’t you aware of the great recession that is coming our way?” the father replied, “no, but tell me about it.” The son said, “ The International situation is terrible. The domestic situation is even worse. We should be prepared for the coming bad times.”
The man thought that since his son had been to a good college, read the papers and listened to the radio, he ought to know and his advice should not be taken lightly. So the next day, the father cut down his order for the potatoes and the buns, took down the sign and was no longer enthusiastic. Very soon, fewer and fewer people bothered to stop at his burger stand. And his sales started coming down rapidly. The father said to his son, “Son, you were right. We are in the middle of a recession. I am glad you warned me ahead of time.”

From this story we can very well judge that a person may have high intelligence but poor judgment. So we must choose our advisers carefully but use our own judgment. Today the tragedy is that there are many walking encyclopedias who are living failures. Winston Churchill has once said-
The first duty of a university is to teach wisdom, not trade; not character, not technicalities.
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