Education is not just learning the skills to make a living; it is learning to understand life itself.
Perhaps the greatest influence over one’s life is one’s education. Unlike genes, circumstance, or looks, education is pretty much something under our control. So how come no one can agree on what the ideal education looks like? Should there be G-d in the classroom? Should there be classrooms? Are schools providing us with the most important tools for us to experience life? Bottom line: Is a school meant to teach our children (and us) how to make a few bucks or how to make a difference?
Part one of a discussion about cognitive processes, intelligence versus wisdom, and the origin of ideas from a kabbalistic perspective.Read More