Educating our children

Give your children your love, but don’t give your ideologies. Don’t make them Catholics and communists; that is poisoning them. Don’t make them Hindus and Jainas and Buddhists; that is very destructive. Give your love, give your loving nourishment, and give them strength enough to inquire who they are, what this reality is all about. Give them every support so they can go on in life with an adventurous spirit. Then you are helping them; then you are really educating them. Ordinarily, whatsoever exists in the name of education is nothing but mis-education. Real education is helping the person to be himself. It is possible only if you love the person for his own sake, for no other motive. If there is a motive, your love is contaminated. Then you are not a real father or a real mother.


Just think how different the world would be if we didn’t pass down our ideologies and dogmas. We need to give them the tools they need to think and act on their own, to do what’s right for themselves, for others, and the world, to act rationally, responsibly and compassionately. That’s so much better than passing on our prejudices, our ignorance, and our hate.


Author: Rick

I'm a simple man, trying to make my way in the universe.