Wendell Berry on education (from Jayber Crow)

the university thought of itself as a place of freedom for thought and study and experimentation, and maybe it was, in a way. but it was an island too, a floating or flying island. it was preparing people from the world of the past for the world of the future, and what was missing was the world of the present, where every body was living it’s small, short, surprising, miserable, wonderful, blessed, damaged, only life.

on education : wendell berry, jayber crow