The learned pedants are more ignorantI came across a statement, "None are more ignorant than those learned Pedants, whose Lives have been entirely consumed in Colleges, and among Books." written by the great author Henry Fielding in the novel, Tom Jones. I sincerely felt how true it is! And, I agree with him.
It is a fact that people who are bookworms, and do not love to mingle with people, even are disinterested in various activities such as sports, watching movies, listening to music, participating in dance or have some hobbies like art and craft, recitation and so on, lack the ability to understand the real world.
We do learn a lot about life, philosophy, society, different cultures or broadly speaking about the universe through books, but that's just a bookish experience. To learn about life, one needs to experience different situations. Such people usually lack the presence of mind and common sense. They fail to react sensibly when a sudden crisis emerges.
I find the author's statement very true. What is your opinion?