Of course, what celebrities do shouldn’t interest me, should it?
My classically sophisticated grandmother once told me she wouldn’t cross the street to get an autograph from anyone, no matter how famous. Her statement made an impression on me that famous people are just plain ‘ol people too.
Still, it warms my heart to hear that someone as well known and generally like-able as Will Smith is making sure his little ones read Plato. Smith’s love for learning and confidence that he can learn anything he puts his mind to are contagious. I hope Smith’s voice added to the chorus will bring others to look at and compare current trends in education with ancient ideas.