WHAT COUNTS: Albert Einstein, Arthur Costa, Arthur Miller,

There is a claim that Albert Einstein had this statement pinned outside of his office; “Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted.”

We have been forced into the idea that the only legitimate knowledge is that which is measurable, repeatable etc. But almost all that is important isn’t open to the rules of scientific inquiry. From education the point is brilliantly made;

” What was educationally significant and hard to measure has been replaced by what is educationally insignificant and easy to measure. So now we measure how well we’ve taught what isn’t worth learning! “ – Arthur Costa

It behoves us to repeatedly ask the question; “Which knowledge is of most worth.”

The playwright Arthur Miller hints at the mystical;

“The job is to ask questions – it always was – and to ask them as inexorably as I can. And to face the absence of precise answers with a certain humility.” – Arthur Miller