The futility of our lives is partially exemplified in our preparation for them, for our education attacks every problem but the most important: How to live? In the feverish overdoing of contemporary body-worship, too much time and honour have been given to sport and athletics. A transfer of some of this energy to the development of higher things has now become overdue. We must first decide what the primary object of education is to be. Does society thrive best on the information it has crammed or the virtues it has displayed? Should it not rather possess both while placing its emphasis on the second?
-- Notebooks Category 13: Human Experience > Chapter 2: Living in The World > # 633