Education is a word that includes teaching, learning, tutoring, edification and culture. There are so many ways to instruct: Fear; Dialect; Cruelty; Respect; Intolerance; Lenience; Schooling; Life, and Self-Taught.
Why should we Humankind care more for who and how we educate than for sports or killing or social media or dominance or hatred? It seems obvious, but is it? Obvious is a word that means observable; so are we observing the demise of the import for an educated society?
The Teaching I speak of ranges from the family elders to the formal educators and the Students I speak of seem unmindful of the need to absorb knowledge in all its forms. Yet some, like last evening, graduated with General Educational Diplomas (GED). Their individual stories were compelling and each shared a singular trait: A declared worth for their pursuit of knowledge.
To be Watchful of Education is Humankind’s Contribution to One Another.