Monday, January 10, 2011

A Point of View: Justifying culture

A really interesting article over at the Beeb (BBC for non UKer's) on cutting art subjects during the current economic climate.

"We have implicitly charged our higher-education system with a dual and possibly contradictory mission, to teach us how to make a living and to teach us how to live. And we have left the second of these two aims recklessly vague and unattended."

"There should be classes in, among other topics, being alone, reconsidering work, improving relationships with children, reconnecting with nature and facing illness."

Sad that we need classes in something we have lost that is and should be innate to us all.

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