Thursday, June 16, 2011

I'll have to ponder this a bit

From A.Word.A.Day:

I have never met a man so ignorant that I couldn't learn something from him.
-Galileo Galilei, physicist and astronomer (1564-1642)

My first thoughts are:

Can you really learn anything worthwhile from idiots?
And is it worth the effort?

In general I think we should invest our time in learning from wise people.  Maybe Galileo's point is if we are forced to be with an idiot that make the best of it and try to learn?


Jean said...

You can always learn more patience...

Henry Cate said...

That may be all we can learn.