We are in a time of change. I am not talking about politics nor do I speak of the environment. Although, that is certainly on everyone’s mind. I am talking more about the people and how they are thinking. Well, more so about what they are learning.
We always hear the importance of education. “Our children’s education is priority number 1!” I hear the authorities say. They emphasize higher education and so forth. But I really want to drive one very important point that really understand education we need to understand the word itself and what it entails:
The word education is derived from educare (Latin) “bring up”, which is related to educere “bring out”, “bring forth what is within”, “bring out potential” and ducere, “to lead”. (from Wikipedia)
To bring out!
So we can ram ideas into the brains of our youth but how can we be certain that they are able to “bring it out?”
We need to consider helping our youth and even the elderly by teaching them “how” to really learn. And “how” to have a deep understanding of what they want to know. And there lies the most important point: “what they want to know.” When someone wants something they will put into motion their actions to do it, to learn how to get it but they take action! Along the way they make mistakes and that’s how they bring out what they really know, by doing it!
There are so many In the arena of success there are two kinds of people: those who learn and learn but never put what they learn into motion and then there are those who learn and continue to learn but they use and try and bring out what they learn.
I am reminded of Eric Hoffer’s quote:
“In a time of drastic change it is the learners who inherit the future. The learned usually find themselves equipped to live in a world that no longer exists.”
Who do we want to be?
As always to your health and success in all your dreams and thoughts,