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> is -that- usefulmy point with the whole paragraph was that nothing is much more useful than other stuff. i see a lot of people specialize in something, be it a language teacher, plumber, chemist, researcher, doctor, engineer, mom, policeman, lawyer, whatever, they always get a huge perspective on how 'extraordinary' and 'invaluable' that something is to human society, and how we couldn't live without kids learning English in school, mom cooking tasty food, epidemics being prevented, evil companies stopped doing whatever they want, water pipes being kept clean, the human mind kept exercised, washing your teeth twice a day, not eating tuttu-runipaa-nedar oils and fats to prevent nail cancer, and supporting people who lost a leg and an eye but not an arm. that's all so very unusually and a-lot-more-than-anything-else important.
philosophy is useful. i usually defend that, and shoo these edgy new arrogant science-fans away. science is useful, but not that much either. neither would do much good if no one grew plants on the field. or if the sun decided to black out.
i think most of the things one can see is necessary for the whole hive to operate, except some forms of entertainment, luxury, and fashion.
yeah, and then also there are personal limits. it can be quite hard to pass your thoughts to paper accurately, and for others to read and undertand them accurately. some people are smarter than others and may not be understood by the less smart - but since there is no 'foolproof' way of telling if someone is writing nonsense or you are the fool who can't grasp it, there is always resistance.