“…you can use to change the world.”
Little by little, person by person, day by day, education makes a difference. It is a rare yet beautiful sight to see tangible change in our world, but upon seeing and experiencing it, it is truly unforgettable. Whether in the classroom or in the “real-world”, anyone can use a little education. But it is through learning, reflecting, and implementing that any one person can begin to embody the change or improvement that either that person or another has pinpointed as overdue.
As an educator myself, I have seen this tangible change in my students, but it is not unique to the educator-learner paradigm. It can in fact be witnessed by all people, in all places, in all times. And it is a hallmark of the human spirit — that we reflect, learn, change and adapt as a species, no matter the circumstances or hurdles.
The magnificent Nelson Mandela once said such powerful words about education. And if we were to all adopt this in practicality, what a world of a difference we could possibly make!
Curious by Nature
Labor to keep alive in your heart that little spark of celestial fire, called conscience.
“To the mind that is still, the whole universe surrenders.“
– Lao Tzu
I read this somewhere some time ago, and it’s stuck with me ever since. So much meaning, in so few words. Definitely something to live by, wherever we are.
More on this in my follow-up “Quick Thought” post coming your way soon.
Curious x Nature
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Note: Sorry about that horrid font earlier!
“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”