How about the para? If it is not perfect, please edit it:
It has always seemed strange to me that in our endless discussions about education so little stress is ever laid on the pleasure of becoming an educated person, the enormous interest it adds to life. To be able to be caught up in the world of thought--that is to be educated.
sounds better than 81.3% of native speakers (though the last phrase does give me pause)
Last edited by AintFoolin; 10-Dec-2004 at 04:59.