Short essay for kids on The Real Education. The thoughts and knowledge of one generation pass to another and they pass through the child. What is education for?
The thoughts and knowledge of one generation pass to another and they pass through the child. What is education for? Why do we build schools and take much trouble to examine children in what they have learned? The child goes to school to learn the true riches of life, like love for the humanity, thinking or reasoning, and acting according to the situation. Education is the growth of the human mind. A workman of ivory spends a long time in learning the skill of carving ivory. Educating a child is like carving thoughts and feelings in his mind. It is a great art to contact the heart of a child and build good character with lasting effect.
To my mind, real education is to make a child love (or others, always acting just and kindly. He should grow into a good citizen, with a great admiration for everything good in life. He should know how to preserve his ancient glories and treasure them as national pride.
He should be taught to think before he acts, to be prudent and useful to his society. He should develop values of the heart, like courage, patriotism, sympathy, service, loyalty, cooperation and tolerance, to make his country noble. Education should teach the young minds to do useful service in their trade or profession and to manifest the power of work in the human brain and the human mind.