The college system is going away. It's obvious that the economic writing on the wall is there. However, education will remain. The question is what will this look like? Today, I need your thoughts and feedback.
It seems that school has lost sight of the goal that they should be educating and challenging students instead of indoctrinating them. But is there anything that can be done? I think there are a few problems that can be addressed.
Do you really NEED college? Today we talk about the advantages and disadvantages of college, why I think it's a bad deal for almost everyone there, and other options that are far better.
It's important to simplify our lives so we can attain our full potential as a person and as a society. Learn why #Lent is a great time to start this process in my latest episode:
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The Analects and the Doctrine of the Mean show the level of Confucius' wisdom. The fact that his teachings were the pillars of Chinese civilization for thousands of years shows how timeless his work is. In fact, there are still plenty of lessons we can learn from him today. Discover the lessons of Confucius with me and watch the video! Then, read his books and tell me what you think
The Holy Cross Order has a principle they call "educating hearts and minds." In a time when we know more than ever, and the discoveries of the wisest and smartest people are taught to high schoolers, it's amazing that people are so poorly prepared for life. There is no teaching the importance of family, morality, responsibility or other essential human ideas that make people successful at life- rather than just a career.
We all can fall to temptation, normally without even realizing it. The Screwtape Letters are a riveting series of story-like letters that show how people can be tempted to turn away from God. Whether or not you believe in God, this story can teach you how to beware the parts of human nature that steer you away from your purpose and towards self-destruction. So watch this video and go read the book. Then, tell me what you think!
Henry David Thoreau, a Transcendentalist and writer, retreated to the woods to live by a pond in the Northeast United States. Walden Pond, now famous thanks to Thoreau, inspired him to write this work that is a beautiful, cynical commentary on his time. His insights and observations on his time, however, are timeless. As you read his book you'll see why this is the case. Watch the video below to see what I mean!