As usual, the wisdom of the Bible trumps that of the world:
Make it your ambition to lead a quiet life, to mind your own business and to work with your hands, just as we told you, so that your daily life may win the respect of outsiders and so that you will not be dependent on anybody.
– 1 Thessalonians 4:11-12
For me, one of the most convincing aspects of the Bible is the way that its recommendations are fundamentally, even scientifically, more sound with regards to how one should live one’s life on a daily basis than the advice produced by legions of scientists, psychologists, and life coaches operating with the benefit of an additional 2,000 years of experience.
This verse just happened to catch my attention following the recent discussion of the Forbes article on the college scam.