Wednesday, May 26, 2004

Check out the BBC web site for yesterday (May 25th, 2004). There is an article about a 84 year old Kenyan man who enrolled in elementary school, making him the oldest man in the world ever to begin primary education. When asked him why he thought he should do this commendable act, he gave the even more commendable answer that he wanted to be literate enough so that he could read and interpret the Bible himself, so that he wouldn't have to place blind faith in the preachers in his church who taught the villagers their version of the Bible. I thought it was remarkable and that a lot of people can learn from this story, especially some of India's politicians :)
The other high point of the day yesterday was that I bought Bertrand Russell's "A History of Western Philosophy" from the local bookstore at the ridiculous price of one dollar. The fact that it is worn out and virtually restitched together just increases its sentimental and nostalgic value.


Blogger neelesh said...

Yup ... if we can have a 94 year MP elected from Karnataka, no one should be surprised about an 84 year old person beginning primary education :)

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