Wisdom, and a senior coffee at McDonald’s

“The trouble with modern education is you never know how ignorant people are. With anyone over fifty you can be fairly confident what’s been taught and what’s been left out. But these young people have such an intelligent, knowledgeable surface, and then the crust suddenly breaks and you look down into the depths of confusion you didn’t know existed.” — From Brideshead Revisited, by Evelyn Waugh

Of course, this was written in 1945, so the young people the priest is talking about would be of my father’s generation.