Our capacity to make the right decisions in an ever-increasingly complex world is limiting our future progress. I believe the root of the problem is the value systems we have developed over our lives. To address the problem, we need to re-examine how we educate future generations.
Nothing of permanence or long-standing value comes without reflection and evaluation, and that is true for education and our goals there as well. What we do to educate others matters, how we teach it matters, and the value we place on the application of the material at hand speaks volumes of our character and reputation.
Today as I was reading about all of the things going on in education...I came upon a very interesting title which caught my eye. Once I give you the title you will understand why it got my attention so quickly!
The process of defining the meaning of Education is to problematize its lexicology and re-conceptualize it. An example is illustrated from real day-life. A multinational company involved in the making of advanced pharmaceutical products decides to get rid of its wastes in a cheaper manner rather then waste-treat them.
Education basically means the passing of knowledge from person to person or from generation to generation. Even before recorded history, the transfer of learning was mainly achieved through oral recitations and visual observation or imitation from parents, extended family and kin.
What is more important, the ability to judge situations appropriately or just the knowledge about how to handle them? Does the intelligence quotient (IQ) determine your success or failure? For years, that was an overriding belief that people felt that only IQ was important to determine how far the person reached in life.
Having high intelligence does not always breed success. There is another form of intelligence known as emotional intelligence that is arguably of equal or greater importance on your path to success.
Surely it is correct to say, Education is the chief defense of nations. The foundation of every state is the education of the youth. Only the educated are free. In the present competitive era, one can notice that education has become a necessity. It uplifts the person moral ethical and spiritual values. Illiteracy is a curse on mankind.
Our natural state of being, as one with Soul, is a harmonious state of Love, in which the only feelings are of continuous peace and bliss. Therefore if we are feeling any feeling other than peace and bliss, we have got out of balance somewhere. This is due to our conditioned and faulty thinking, which emerges as tolerations, needs and limiting beliefs.
A list of character traits for quick reference is a valuable commodity for anyone to own and use. Whether you are engaging in a self-help effort or teaching moral values in a school setting, you will want to find the best such catalog available and treasure it.