Thread: A Wasted Effort
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Old 06-12-2011, 09:31 PM
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Default Re: A Wasted Effort

One day, in humanities class when we were studying The Iliad, one of the students asked the prof why it was needed to read this stuff over and over. We read it in Jr high, we read it in high school and now here we are reading it again in college.

What is so important about this story that we need to read it over and over again?

The answer was simple and profound.

Because it teaches us that mankind has not changed in over 2000 years.

Yup, nothing is new. We are the same as we were in the times of Homer.

Yup, labor jobs are pretty much toast now, China can do it cheaper.

Today it's business, technology and finance. And it wouldn't hurt to learn Mandarin Chinese either.
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