A link forwarded to me by a philosophical friend. A highly interesting read. What am I focusing on as we start the school year – the goal or the path? Can we do both? Am I nurturing a human being or trying to create the “best slave”?
I find this girl’s reflection on her no-doubt outstanding education to be sad. She’s the valedictorian of her high school, and yet she missed something valuable in her schooling, and she knows it. This is simply her perspective.
Maybe since my oldest is starting his final year of high school, I’m just getting mushy. But as I reflect on the goals I set for his education and evaluate how well we met those goals, I have to evaluate if the goals were worth reaching in the first place.