Excerpt from The Lantern, Vol. 3: November, 1922
A good education, we are all told at least once if we are lucky and usually. Oftener, is a valuable possession, in that it is absolutely perma nent. N 0 one can ever take it from us. We may lose fortune, friends, reputation, and bets, but our education will stay with us forever. Our education is our own - nobody else's it is constant to us no matter how undeserving we may be. But it is interesting to Observe that the next person's education is quite as faithful to him or to her, no matter how much less deserving he or she may be. And as it is usually Very much the same sort Of education as our own we come to discover that we know very much the. Same thing as the next person. Most people spend eight years being educated, many four more, some, for one reason or another, continue even longer; one reason is desire for knowledge, another may be painful to the reader and 80 will be omitted. But the fundamental result, that which one can never lose, is the same. There maybe some in the great brotherhood Of the educated Who are uncertain as to the extent Of the British Empire at the close Of the War, but none who do not know that all Gaul is divided into three parts. Similarly who can, who would want to, indeed, since it is common property, take from us the knowledge that.
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