Over Educated and Under Experienced
Our government and many of our elected officials seem to be over educated and under experienced. They have a lot of education and have read a lot of books and wrote a bunch of papers, but they can’t tie their own shoes or find their ass with a map, a compass, and a GPS. An education is important in life; however the education alone doesn’t accomplish anything. Successful people in the world have an education and use it for more than a hat rack.
Some of the most accomplished people I ever met are successful and accomplish great things without an education. Some of the least accomplished people I knew were very educated but mostly useless. Those who can do do; those who can’t do teach. Many of the people who fill the seats in academia are those who have never risked themselves in the real world. Many people who can speak about a lot of topics may never have had the opportunity to go out and accomplish anything. They’re always ready to observe and criticize those who take the risks, but never take the risks themselves.
The world is made up of doers and watchers. Our government seems to be filled with those who want to chastise those who go out and do things, but don’t do them on their own, they don’t have the back bone to do anything but publish and complain. Some elected empty suits tend to rely on that sort of over educated and under experienced miscreants to get advice to do their job as an elected official. They don’t try to use the successful people who went out and achieved something. They look at success as something bad.
They always want to tax the rich. They do their best to compare everyone’s struggle to succeed in life against the success of those who already made it. Success should be admired and respected. One man’s success means more opportunity for the rest of us. The money earned by the successful citizen is disposable income that can be spent in the economy. It can also be spun into new jobs to support and reinforce the success. The purchases by the successful one spread out and are even collected as taxes. Every one is a winner.
The over educated and under experienced never realize that. Their limitations focus on the success that had to come at the expense of the little guy. They can’t see the economy is not a zero sum entity. When you succeed it doesn’t mean I have to lose. You can success and so can I. We can all work hard and do better. Success can be contagious. It should never be punished or condemned.
The over educated and under experienced should be banned from public office. One new criterion for a candidate should be to show an accomplishment and a couple of failures. Nothing teaches us more than a good failure. Thomas Edison, Ben Franklin, Harry Truman, Milton Hershey all suffered failures in their lives, but bounced back to achieve phenomenal success. Failures teach us a lot, and men of character take risks and lose and then get back up and try again and learn from their mistakes.
The over educated and under experienced never take the risks to lose therefore they rarely learn. There advice is tainted because it lacks relevance through experience. Books are a good place to start, but someone with a lack of relevant experience is tainted until they have built up some experience.
Let’s look for some elected officials with no prior elected service and some real world experience.