May 272010

“Life is not linear, it’s organic. We create our lives symbiotically as we explore our talents in relation to the circumstances they help create for us.”

As someone who previously lived in a linear fashion, I went years without questioning the course of my life. Since I realized I needed to follow (and figure out) my passions, my life has changed substantially. This video is especially resonant for me, because I think it speaks to the type of education we should be providing our children with; namely, education on how to live a life of meaning.

Watch this video. If you find it to be as relevant as I do, please share it.

  2 Responses to “Do We Need to Overhaul our Educational System?”

  1. lest we forget, the most basic aspect of our existance is linear*. Tempus fugit amigo.

    * of course assuming non relativistic speeds, short ranges of measure like lifetimes), and significant distance from gravity wells

  2. You are correct, good sir. We are born, age, and die. But aside from that predetermined path, life can be pretty open. It can be a pretty good sandbox experience. And most of us don’t have one set goal in mind that we work towards our entire lives.

    I think we need to make sure that we give the tools and opportunities to our kids to allow them to explore their own selves, interests, and talents to find what kind of work resonates with them. Gives them some feeling of purpose and meaning.

    I don’t think we do a good enough job of that. We need to be better.

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