I've included the introduction and the three characteristics - but you'll need to go to their site to read the whole article.
What defines an educated man? The number of degrees he has? The size of his vocabulary? How many books he’s read?
The qualities that constitute an educated man can be argued over and debated. But I was really taken with the description I found in the book How to Live the Good Life by Commander Edward Whitehead (the Schweppes guy!). He said:
“An educated man has been defined as one who can entertain himself, one who can entertain another, and one who can entertain a new idea.”Let’s take a look at each of these characteristics.
Can Entertain Himself“Only those who want everything done for them are bored.” –Billy Graham
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Can Entertain a Friend
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Can Entertain a New Idea