Monday, August 06, 2012
The Chinese people have the mistaken notion that museums are for school children. One does visit a museum as an adult. We talked with our taxi driver about going to the Lanzhou museum. We told him it was free to enter. Our driver in Urumqi last year said the same thing, 'museums are for the scholl children.' How sad. It is just like Americans who think that reading of books belong to High School. One does not need to be educated anymore after High School and that learning is over. How sad. One gets ideas from books. There must be a few books on faith and religion, personal finances, investing, retirement, travel, art, cooking, politics, the list could get longer. How can learning ever stop?