HIGH PERFORMANCE WEST

J.Mar's BLOG

Liberal Arts Education

Benjamin Franklin is credited with spawning a liberal arts curriculum as the backbone of modern American higher education. He understood what his predecessors in ancient Athens, medieval Europe, and the Far East knew - there are no shortcuts to understanding, one must master the basics by working through them. 

A well rounded education affords a latticework of understanding. Every discipline you come in contact entwines with, and in the process strengthens, every other.  Breadth has become neglected recently in favor of depth of specialization. Such is a highly decorated road to a dead end.

Choose not to champion a life lived in a small bucolic cul-de-sac. It is the intersection of the streets, avenues, highways, bi-ways, and freeways which connect us, furnish evolution, and become our grist for the mill.

Jonathan Marcus