Education and Enrichment have been on my mind for a few days now.
What it is to me? How has it served me and my growth? What does it represent? What does it look like?
What should it be? What should it look like? What should it represent?
Well to me education honestly is opportunity. It is opportunity to grow and to learn something new about yourself and the rest of the world and all the why’s and how’s and what’s.
Education has served me in all of those ways over the years but not in the way that they make you think. Education has not necessarily made me more intelligent as much as it has made me “smarter” and education is not the most useful tool in my tool box that i draw from… at least not in the sense that it is used and perceived and put out to be to the masses.
I would completely “renovate” basic education in America if I could. I would not be dismissive or disruptive to the goal being to learn and generate a little bit of knowledge about a lot of different things, for that is the part that I am in agreement with, especially for the formative years. Basic reading, writing and arithmetic are vital for good communication and for being able to continue to expand your knowledge.