Immaturity is the incapacity to use one's intelligence without the guidance of another.

Immanuel Kant



That is pretty basic! It is why we have schools and universities, isn’t it? In order that established learning can be passed on, and new concepts discussed and evaluated? I have known some people who, under the criterion outlined here by Kant, should have been able to use their intellectual capacity in a more useful way than they have chosen to, but then, that is almost a tradition among students, until they mature thoroughly, so his statement holds good.

By ROGER on 2012 02 05


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