New Definition of illiterates

India
September 19, 2009 4:57am CST
Came across this new definition. The illiterates of the twenty first century are not those who cannot read or write but those who cannot learn, unlearn and re-learn.
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@loudcry (1044)
• India
21 Sep 09
I always thought there is a dofference between literacy and education. A literate person can read and and write but cannot necessorilly think rationally. I believe you are trying to bring out a similar distiction here.
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• India
21 Sep 09
There is a difference between literacy and education. Literates can only read and write but an educated fellow can think for himself/herself. In coming days most of them will be able to read and write. The one's to survive better will be those who are able to adapt better. As regards 'rational brain', i wish i have one. It is difficult to have or maintain a brain which can think in terms of algorithm, taking all influencing factors into account.
@ruperto (1552)
• Philippines
20 Sep 09
That's a great perspective, I think. It's amazing how subsequent times have shaped people into more competitive and more awakened. It seems the quality systems in industry and corporate, driven by the need to generate good ROI, has made people climb into the next level of excellence. There is, however a suggestion, that people will somehow be less happy this way... What do you think?