A Jade stone is useless before it is processed; it is also said that a man is good-for-nothing until he is educated. Well, I submit that would depend on what kind of education he gets. Oh yes, some are worth more than others, and the expensive ones are not always the best ones. It is one thing to be book smart, and quite another to be street smart. One who is educated in the ways of the Dao and practices them each and every day, is one who has become a sage. Potential is nothing unless it is realized. To realize the Dao is to give oneself a great opportunity at peace and harmony.