An engaging sequel to Relating to Ancient Culture is Wietgrefe’s
thought-provoking Relating to Ancient Learning As it Influences
the 21st Century.
- Experience cannot be passed on; it must be learned.
- Like destroyers of ancient libraries, systems can vanish not just by destruction, but also by changed learning systems.
- Many children have been given everything including free and subsidized education into their twenties. Consequently, their minds have not developed abilities to satisfy basic needs.
- Some of the world’s most fascinating and innovative problem solvers of the past two centuries were independent thinkers. School was an aid, not a solution.
- Traditional learning relies on memory. The computer literate do not.
- World transition to electronic artificial memory may be the biggest setback in human history.
- The world does not survive on those in school. It survives and changes when people act, work, think, are responsible, and take risks.