Despite the fact that whoever thought that one up couldn’t spell and times have moved on – supposedly – I think we still have a legacy from it, judging by the heavy emphasis on academic curriculum that’s being bandied about politics right now.
But I reckon that’s always been wrong. There are other things which are of more value to leading life – the three Cs:
CARE, CONNECTION, CONTRIBUTION.
It works like this:
Without caring what you do with them, qualifications are nothing. Without connecting with others, curriculum and everything you learn as a result of it is pointless. And without making a contribution, however small, you might as well not be educated.
It is care that make lives rich, connecting with others who care that makes life happy, and making a contribution to the world that makes life worth it.
I think we’d do better by our kids to raise them to understand the value of the three Cs however old they are and however they are educated!