Saturday, August 27, 2011
Today's Founders Quote: Studying
"I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy. My sons ought to study mathematics and philosophy, geography, natural history and naval architecture, navigation, commerce and agriculture, in order to give their children a right to study painting, poetry, music, architecture, statuary, tapestry, and porcelain."
- John Adams to his wife, Abigail, 1780.
This may be the most practicaliy-based post ever. Most of us are victims of circumstance. You think I ever wanted to be in the car business? Hell no. But, we must pay the bills first, or in Adams' case, to allow his country to base success on ability, rather than heredity. Of course, it all does lead eventually to philanthropy, trust funds, and idiot grandkids named Skip or Trey..... One poetic thing we like? Sheila Grant's nice booty!