What is the purpose of education? Does it mean to learn the letters? Does it mean to learn a language? Does it mean going to school and college to get a degree? Is it just that or more?
The real purpose of education lies in enlightenment. Education is nothing if it is not an awakening. If one learns by rote, without understanding the essence, then that learning remains limited to a certain time. With time, memory fades and so does this kind of learning. But a critical reception of knowledge imparted ensures its longevity and fulfills its real objective. Wasn’t Tagore right when he said
“The highest education is that which does not merely give us information but makes our life in harmony with all existence.”
If we are unable to interrogate with the knowledge that we gain, then we have not understood our lesson well. It is…
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