Interesting case of literacy and education !

The boatmen and the Literates ?!

A tourist asked a boat guy, “Do you know Biology, Psychology,
Geography, Geology or Criminology?”

The boat guy said, “NO….not any”.

The tourist then asked, “What the hell do you know on the face of this earth? You will die of illiteracy!”

The boat guy said nothing…..

After a while the boat developed a fault and started sinking.

The boatman then asked the tourist, “Do you know Swimology and Escapology from Crocodiology?”

The tourist said, “NO!”

The boat guy replied, “Well today you will Drownology and Crocodiology will eat your Assology and you will Dieology because of your Badmouthology”


This discussion brings forth the schism between literacy and education – who is a literate and who is educated. Does literacy mean education? As a facilitator, I would love to engage in a facilitation that will be of practical value and applicable in nature. The question is to ask ourselves how do we create an environment that fosters the application of the learning. At the same time helps one to be a humble and eager-learner through ones life.

share your thoughts. Thanks


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