Why is little learning dangerous?
It's dangerous because the reason why we learn in school is to be prepaired for the future since people are coming up with new ideas.
What did Frederick Douglass mean when he said a little learning indeed may be a dangerous thing but the want of learning is a calamity to any people?
Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744) wrote 'An Essay on Criticism' in 1709. In it he wrote: "A little learning is a dangerous thing; drink deep, or taste not the Pierian spring: there shallow draughts intoxicate the brain, and drinking largely sobers us again." The modern meaning translates to mean that people with a small amount of knowledge often think that they have more 'expertise' than they really do. Sometimes, when this percieved 'expertise' translates into…