If I were to select only the most extreme examples of those subjects that are of interest to educated people, I would first be compelled to find an audience that has forgotten how to blush.
For nowadays it is by no means rare to see an educated man, even a scientist, weltering in the vilest slime.
But there is no reason to discuss this, for such conduct is also quite unpopular even with so-called educated people. Instead let us choose another showpiece from the junk room of erudite absurdity. Something really impressive: Mammon.
Anyone who is not interested in money in one form or another, is deemed to have played his cards all wrong and missed out on the real purpose of his life.
It might be worthwhile, for once, to estimate approximately how many people belong to that great confraternity who strike up a Te Deum when the interest rate rises 1 percent.
Naturally I would also include in this group all persons who study for venial purposes or who have set their sights on “marrying well.” ~Carl Jung, Zofingia Lectures, Para 23