Towards A Successful Year: Right Thinking, Right Life!
Today, we shall consider another sphere of influence – education. According to Answers.com, ‘Education’ is known to have several root words. It is popularly known to be derived from the Latin root, ‘educo’, meaning to ‘educe’- to draw out. It also has root words, ‘educare’ and ‘educere’. “educare’ means to ‘rear or to bring up’ and it refers to childrearing, whereas, ‘educere’ which is derived from two roots ‘e’ and ‘ducere’ means to ‘draw out from within’ or to ‘lead forth’. This implies that we can’t claim to be educated until the process of study helps us draw out our innate mental, social, emotional capabilities, etc., while also helping us lead. It’s beyond cramming and studying to pass exams or get a job. The right education helps us discover our uniqueness, makes us assets, leaders and valuable resources. This is why developed nations make it imperative for everyone to at least get education up to the age of 16.
“Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ.” Colossians 2:8. The word, ‘spoil’, in the verse means to capture. In other words, people can be kept in bondage/mental prison by what they learn/know or fail to Learn/know. This explains why the truth makes us free. Knowledge is light and ignorance is darkness – a prison yard that keeps many people and even nations from becoming internationally relevant. Thus, we need people who would be the champions of education, helping to transform lives from one generation to the other. Consider starting a school, writing books, pressuring your government to modify outdated education models; don’t just watch your family and nation lag behind, do something positive about it.
THINKS & ACT. Presently, Finland has the best education system in the world, take some time to study what they are doing right in order to adapt it to your community/ country.
Chidi & Victor Akunna
Connected Hearts Daily Devotional (C) 2016
Successful Year Series 007
…enjoy blissful romance.