Not a bad phillosophy

A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects.

Lazarus Long
(Robert Heinlein, Time Enough for Love, 1973)

2 thoughts on “Not a bad phillosophy

  1. Murray Trillionaire

    My five year old daughter is starting kindergarten next year, and I’m a little concerned because they only teach designing a buildin, butchering a hog, and pitching manure. Now, I have to go out and find an after-school program that teaching conning a ship.

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