Thursday, March 5, 2009


As Hamlet said, “The readiness is all”:
Until you need to learn and heed the call
Of something beyond ignorance summoning
Your curiosity, your heart won’t sing,

As sing it must if you would be a scholar
Who thinks to work for more than just the dollar
But labor for the love of finding out
Some hidden truths that leave you less in doubt.

Don’t waste your time and money in a college
For merely a diploma and not knowledge
That quenches your authentic need to know
And helps your brain and character to grow.

The time’s not right until your mind is ripe:
“Inquisitive” is the true scholar’s type.