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Our complex, technological society is making unrealistic demands




   As our society becomes ever more technological and complex it 
   puts ever greater demands on the work force in the form of 
   requirements for knowledge and understanding of complicated 
   subjects.  The acquisition of all of this knowledge requires a 
   huge amount of work and effort in the form of study over many 
   years in addition to a great deal of perseverance, stick-to-it-
   iveness, and character.  All this is just too much to expect of 
   the common, ordinary person.  Many people in our society today 
   are intimidated by the operation of cameras and VCR's.  The 
   ordinary person does not even have the mental discipline and 
   attributes to follow a set of simple directions properly.  A 
   great many students are graduating from our schools unable to 
   even read.  To expect the ordinary person to acquire the type 
   of knowledge and understanding to function in the coming 
   technological society is just unrealistic.  Besides it all 
   turns into a competitive, survival-of-the-fittest, dog-eat-dog 
   rat race and there can only be so many winners in such a race.  
   The average person will just cop out, drop out.  He will be 
   discouraged and demoralized just by looking at the situation 
   facing him. 


   Nov 1996


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