Sunday, 31 May 2015

Education Without Values

True education is training of both the head and the heart. An uneducated thief may stealfrom the freight car but an educated one may steal the entire railroad.

Universities are turning out highly skilled barbarians because we don't provide a framework of values to young people, who more and more are searching for it.
--Steven Muller, President, Johns Hopkins University

We need to compete for knowledge and wisdom, not for grades. Knowledge is piling upfacts, wisdom is simplifying it. One could have good grades and a degree without learning much. The most important thing one can learn is to "learn to learn." People confuse education with the ability to memorize facts. Education of the mind without morals creates a menace to society.