Refined contemplations #2; Dangers of minds with sparse values.

To educate a man in mind and not in morals is to educate a menace to society.

Theodore Roosevelt

How could it be that we frequently overlook the intertwining relation between mind and morality? Imagine a fully equipped car without a proper driver on the wheel.

During my professional practice, so many time have I come across such fascinating specimens of human beings. One would have thought that the ages of fat feudal lords had ended, but yet, it appears we’d only changed the currency from coin to academia.

People with an education, lacking the basic decorum of human decency come across as a missed opportunity. A sharpened tool without a hilt, basically, not worth the try.

Is it a new psychological ailment in which a well-fed mind becomes a hindrance to its user? Instead of an overwhelming source of benefit to many.

I remember the days when I used to think of scholars as prophets, people with such a breadth of awareness; they would beg to listen to what others had to say.

A smiling bank of knowledge with many gifts to offer.

But unfortunately, how often have I met men of stature and wealth in consonants ahead of their last name, who would lunge at the opportunity to  spew their bloated ego belched words once more.

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