Finishing School


To educate a person in the mind but not in morals is to educate a menace to society.

The inherent dividends of schooling the mind are evident in the exponential creation of (relatively) new careers in science and technology, thereby making possible brilliant inventions that bring comfort and luxury.

An equally important schooling however is the cultivation of morals.

Fortunately, these are not mutually exclusive.

Unfortunately, they usually exist in such preclusive situations.

There is just so much a degree can fetch you without morals.

I guess it is for this reason a charm school is often referred to as a finishing school.

It completes what educational qualifications cannot and makes up for the gaps in educational certification.

It is the icing on the cake.

Intelligence cannot and won’t reap the benefits of good morals but interestingly, good morals can reap those of intelligence.

Think of it-a first class certificate may secure a slot at the interview lunch but the exhibition of poor dining manners will be the deal breaker.


Also, integrity is many times priced above cognition.

The bane of erudition without etiquette, decoration (of degrees) without decorum is that such scholarliness is a tad shy of being dispensable.

Conventional knowledge is primarily acquired in an educational institution but the acquisition of morals is possible through various cheaper means, some of which I have previously discussed

Be that as it may, let not the cultivation of one negate the other; the actual honour of schooling is in having both the education of the mind and that of morals.


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