Yes! magazine is good for a lot of reasons…
One of the latest goodies on their site is a list of twelve things a really educated person knows…
From the site: “You won’t find ‘takes honors classes’, ‘gets good grades’, or ‘attends only Ivy League schools’ on John Taylor Gatto’s list of qualities of an educated person.”
Do check out the full article but here are those points of real education:
2: Explore their own ancestry, culture, and place.
3: Are comfortable being alone, yet understand dynamics between people and form healthy relationships.
4: Accept mortality, knowing that every choice affects the generations to come.
5: Create new things and find new experiences.
6: Think for themselves; observe, analyze, and discover truth without relying on the opinions of others.
7: Favor love, curiosity, reverence, and empathy rather than material wealth.
8: Choose a vocation that contributes to the common good.
9: Enjoy a variety of new places and experiences but identify and cherish a place to call home.
10: Express their own voice with confidence.
11: Add value to every encounter and every group of which they are a part.
12: Always ask: “Who am I? Where are my limits? What are my possibilities?”
“Man and woman both should be educated equally and equally regarded.”
‘Abdu’l-Bahá, ‘Abdu’l-Bahá in London, p. 28
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The only thing I might add to this list is a pursuit of God.
As is so sadly common these days, people often mention God without saying His Name…
Many of those points of education would be completely impossible (at least in a sincere, lasting way) without a belief in God…