I can hear the wheels turning in your minds now. But… knowledge provides power. You have the power to do more things, have more options, and know more about the world around you. It gives you the power to make a difference.
Yet, I ask you to consider a couple of other words instead of power. I think freedom and responsibility are better words. Knowledge is freedom. It gives you the freedom to do more things, have more options, and know more about the world around you. Knowledge also gives you the freedom and responsibility to make a difference. You can have all of these things without the need, desire, or talk of power.
I guess that is the difference I am trying to make. I offer and promote education as: the act of learning, the awe of learning, the seeking of knowledge, the building of self-confidence and self-esteem, the building blocks to being resourceful and thinking for oneself. Learning is to be fun, useful, and rewarding for each person as individuals.
If you have the same sort of ideals and would like to see more if it, share my posts. Help build a community of educators and learners who want to make a difference and who want to see the world of education take a different path than the current one. I hope to see more people offering and promoting the same services and attitudes. And, if you do not want to offer educational services, I hope that you will promote mine. Share it! Get people talking about it. Open a conversation. Education and the attitude surrounding it are important ideas and concepts that should not be taken lightly.