Trivium Pursuit

More on the Wizard of Oz….

By the way,

This is what Frank L. Baum said about the same subject in the original book The Wonderful Wizard of Oz first published in 1900.

“Can’t you give me brains?” asked the Scarecrow.

“You don’t need them. You are learning something every day. A baby has brains, but it doesn’t know much. Experience is the only thing that brings knowledge, and the longer you are on Earth the more experience you are sure to get.”

“That may be true, ” said the Scarecrow, “but I shall be very unhappy unless you give me brains.”

The false Wizard looked at him carefully.

“Well,” he said with a sigh, “I’m not much of a magician, as I said; but if you will come to me tomorrow morning, I will stuff your head with brains. I cannot tell you how to use them, however; you must find that out for yourself.”

Isn’t it interesting how the cultural perspective changed so dramatically from a “experience/wisdom guided” to a “university documented” learning experience in only 40 years? And we thought we were the only generation suffering from “cultural shift”!

To find out how the Wizard gave the Scarecrow a lot of brand-new brains, read the chapter entitled The Magic Art of the Great Humbug in the original Wonderful Wizard of Oz.

By His grace,
Gail Efting

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