Our first imperative is to figure out how to reconvince young Americans that learning how to think is desirable.

I believe in humanity’s ability to adapt and recover, but it typically comes at the expense of a lot of waste and pain.  I’m increasingly worried that we’ve cheated younger generations of the ability to think.  Not only are schools failing to teach it, but our emphasis on schooling has drawn many children and young adults away from the work that would once have taught them the same lessons outside of school.

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