I came across this quote whilst doing my homework for my Educational Psychology class, and it really hit home. I thought I would share it with you guys.
“I want my children to understand the world, but not just because the world is fascinating and the human mind is curious. I want them to understand it so that they will be positioned to make it a better place. Knowledge is not the same is morality, but we need to understand if we are to avoid past mistakes and move in productive directions. An important part of that understanding is knowing who we are and what we can do… Ultimately, we must synthesize our understandings for ourselves. The performance of understanding that try matters are the ones we carry out as human beings in an imperfect world which we can affect for good or for ill.”
-Howard Gardner 1999
Photo Credit: Christian Weidinger
I found this inspiring. What do you think?