It’s not the good jobs, good schooling, being able to read and write that guarantees success in this generation, we need to begin thinking different people, we are no longer in the old world. Schooling is all about following classroom instructions, education is more than just schooling and getting a job; it means understanding who we are as a spiritual being, as the Greeks said a long time ago to “Know thyself”.
You can learn to write and read, and have a masters degree in schooling, but if you don’t understand who are you are from inside, you are still ignorant and uneducated, and mainly these are kind of people school is producing who actually don’t understand the system they go through, who go through school without thinking as some people have religion without brains while others have brains without religion; while the illiterate who understand themselves, have not even gone and others have not even finished school, but are living successful lives. You can have school without brains, and you can brains without school, and the majorities have no brains.
Up to now, the greatest problem for many people in this 21st century has been ignorance of not knowing “who we are, who we were meant to be, do, have and share, and not knowing the laws governing mind and universe.”
The educated person is one who has understanding of his “inner strengths and weakness”, the one who is aware that there is always more to learn about himself, others and the universe at large, constantly seeking enlightenment, and the ignorant and poor person of the 21st century are those who cannot learn, unlearn and relearn, these are the “firm believers” who believe in only one answer, only what they know and close their minds to never learn the unknown. Open your mind to learning because life is rich from outside school classroom and a job circle mentality, always be learning, changing and growing spiritually, mentally, and emotionally. Remember that “The illiterate of the 21st will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn and relearn” said Mr. Alvin Toffler.