I hear that Aristotle once said or wrote, “It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.”
In today’s terms, and maybe even then, he meant “intelligent” rather than “educated.”
For I know many educated folk (I was once one of them), that claim they are intelligent due to:
–the number of degrees on their wall
–the memorization of “facts” in texts
–the adoption of perspective which is unwilling to be amended
–and confidence that prevents them from developing anyone around them.
An educated man without humility is a man without the ability to find intelligence; meant to be a man temporary in the history of time.
An intelligent man, formally educated or not, with an open-mind, allows for growth of himself and the masses among him, and thus can stand the test, and texts, of time.
I’m neither educated nor intelligent, for I remember little from my 6 years of college,
I still owe its debt, with unbelievable interest, and I know nothing about where I came from, why I’m here, or where I’m going. However, I am open-minded enough, and remember enough, to know that more will be revealed.