Ford writes in his autobiography: “An educated man is not one who is trained to carry a few dates in history—he is one who can accomplish things.... A man’s real education begins after he has left school. True education is gained through the discipline of life.... A man may be very learned and useless.... Merely gathering knowledge may be the most useless work a man can do. What can you do to help and heal the world? That is the educational test. If a man could hold up his own end, he counts for one. If he could help ten or a hundred or a thousand other men hold up their ends, he counts...
May the spirit of all the bold souls in this book inspire you.
So it weeds out most applicants: “Tell me something that you think is true that very few people agree with.”