The true goal of education is to build an inner model that is nonexistent in us to being with, where the substance of this model is our desire. In this desire, we want to shape the image of what we consider a “good person,” that there will be an image of a good person within us, of what a good person is, so that we can compare anything external that we encounter with that image and check whether what we encounter is correct, good and worthwhile for us, or the contrary.
For instance, when I talk to my child or to my little grandchild, I want to give him a good and correct form of life, but one that is real and not imaginary. I want to create in him a small image of what a fully-realized human being is, so that he can always see life in relation to that small image, and discern whether what he encounters is correct, good and worthwhile, or not, and whether he has to correct things or to run away from them. This image should be like a compass that guides his life. That is the purpose of education in general. Within this process, we develop by going through various milestones, where through examples and various games and exercises, we build this image and shape of a fully-realized human being.
Based on the video “What Is the True Goal of Education?” with Kabbalist Dr. Michael Laitman, Yael Leshed-Harel and Oren Levi. Written/edited by students of Kabbalist Dr. Michael Laitman.
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