Monday, October 31, 2011

The Art of Manliness - The 3 Characteristics of an Educated Man

Cool but simple article from The Art of Manliness on the three traits of an educated man - I agree with all three, although I suspect there could be at least seven more. But they are a riffing on a quote from someone else, so they might also more than just these three qualities.

I've included the introduction and the three characteristics - but you'll need to go to their site to read the whole article.

The 3 Characteristics of an Educated Man

by Brett and Kate McKay on October 30, 2011

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

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