Education Is the Foundation of a Good Life

Education Is the Foundation of a Good Life

Last update: 22 September, 2016

Do you want to raise a healthy and happy child, one who is capable of having a good life? For a child to have the ability to analyze, learn, and think, it is necessary for them have a good education. However, when speaking about education, I do not only want to refer to the need for your child to go to school and learn mathematics, language, physics, and chemistry or English. “Education” encompasses a much wider definition.

When we speak about education, we are referring to the values, teachings, and skills as a whole that the child must learn over time. We also mean the transfer of knowledge and socialization; this means society as a whole, starting with the family itself.

Education at home

The foundation of a good life is a proper education. It would be very complicated for a child to be happy in the future if they developed in an unhealthy environment.

The family is the cornerstone for creating more healthy children, more educated children, more fulfilled children, and ones with greater possibilities for being happy in the future. Family is the cornerstone on which the educational and social foundations of a child rest, the future adults of tomorrow. And if this cardinal point is missing, the whole process goes down the drain.

We must not forget that education is not limited to the learning of academic subjects, but rather, education is learning how to  behave in different social spheres.

A child has to have the ability to use critical thinking. They must know how to reason, reach their own personal conclusions, and make value judgments without the need to copy others.

Family Catching Fireflies

The academic foundation of education

On the other hand, education is not the responsibility of the family alone.  School also plays a large role.

Academic education must not be solely focused on various subjects, such as mathematics and language. Additionally, it must assist in the child’s development.

A teacher must be able to transmit values, motivation, and a desire to learn in their students. Education should never be a tedious process of explaining knowledge, studies, and forgetting, although this is commonly the case.

A teacher who is attempting to teach without inspiring the pupil with a desire to learn is hammering on cold iron.

-Horace Mann-

Education is in every sphere of life

Education is always present. From the moment we are born until the day that we die, we are constantly acquiring knowledge and values. It is each of our jobs to always be open to new things, and continue the learning process so we can be more fulfilled and happy in life.

Never regard study as a duty, but as the enviable opportunity to learn to know the liberating influence of beauty in the realm of the spirit for your own personal joy .”

-Albert Einstein-

Some people think that a person is happier the less they know, but this is an enormous fallacy. A person incapable of making their own value judgments will never have the chance to develop their personal abilities fully.

Knowledge will set you free

Child Painting Ladybug

Knowledge is a powerful tool that will set you free. Knowledge will allow you to socialize with greater ease in all sorts of situations. It will help you develop values, and it will allow you to be more fulfilled.

So then, do not settle for your children acquiring all kinds of academic notions and setting aside the true lessons of life. Don’t forget the values and ability to think for oneself in order to discover their own true dreams.

Education and knowledge will allow you to know yourself much better. They will offer you the ability to discover your true goals in life, and they will hand you the tools you need to make them a reality.

This text is provided for informational purposes only and does not replace consultation with a professional. If in doubt, consult your specialist.