Vennie
What does it mean?"A university training is the great ordinary means to a great but ordinary end."
Jun 20, 2010 11:10 AM
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I think it means this. A university education is great but ordinary at the same time. It is not a means to create great people, like Washington, or Confucius, or Beethoven. It does something more ordinary; it improves the intellectual life of society. While this seems like an ordinary end, it is also a great end, because higher education gives people the tools to understand and improve their own culture, at the same time opening a door to the rest of the world.
June 20, 2010
That is too funny! You need a good sense of humour to understand that!
June 20, 2010
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Vennie
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Chinese (Mandarin), English
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English