Indeed, as a cynic once declared, we're an undereducated and overentertained
people, which is why the rest of the world finds it hard to take our country seriously.
Were today's kids so overentertained
and thrill-saturated they couldn't grasp the majesty and power of nature without exploiting it for adrenaline?
A focus on the essences of human development, intellectual and personal, might help us see options that will elicit excitement about learning (and possibly schooling) among our currently over-stimulated and overentertained