It’s safe to say that most people want to be an educated person.Last night I was asking myself these two questions: Who is an educated person? What does someone have to know in order to be considered an educated person? Look at the following: Do you need to have an advanced degree in order to be considered well-educated?
Does it mean being prepared to join the work force, are there certain books that you have to have read?
I did some research in order to be able to answer these questions. After reading several lists of the characteristics of an educated person—including Harvard and Princeton University’s lists–I came up with the following list of the 50 characteristics of an educated person:
1. An educated person has the ability to think clearly and independently.
2. An educated person has good judgment.
3. An educated person knows how to learn.
4. An educated person knows how to acquire desired skills by identifying and utilizing available resources, deconstructing the process required for learning a particular skill, and experimenting with potential approaches.