Sunday, September 19, 2010

Education is

"Education is the point at which we decide whether we love the world enough to assume responsibility for it and by the same token to save it from that ruin, which, except for renewal, except for the coming of the new and the young, would be inevitable. An education, too, is where we decide whether we love our children enough not to expel them from our world and leave them to their own devices, nor to strike from their hands their choice of undertaking something new, something unforseen by us, but to prepare them in advance for the task of renewing a common world."

Hannah Arendt, Teaching as Leading


Anonymous said...

Brillant! We tend to keep our kids away from our work. But finding opportunities to include them can be a challenge too, due to the nature of the work adults do these days.

Anonymous said...

That is beautiful.


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