Education was mode of achieving good life (mostly materialistic), exposure to world, financial independence and a comfortable life. This was my thought process till an year back, till I get introduced to KFI. KFI introduced me to J. Krishnamurti, his books and his schools. While K’s philosophy applies for whole of life, his work in Education is a significant part that made me change the perspective towards Education and the Life.
As aging continues, so does our knowledge/wisdom, we realise that the structural education or our education system is not really contributing to the wholistic growth but still it gives opportunity to get a gainful employment and for some good career. But it never crossed me that, there is alternate to this and there are lot of schools established/budding in this area. K taught me the philosophy of it and what a wholistic education should do the individual.
Education should make a child free from fear, free from societal expectations, be considerate, be passionate, be attentive where ever you are and what ever you do, be respectful to the nature around you, be a learner for life,..
Search further lead to exploration of different alternate education system currently available. While there is no one way to bring wholistic development, alternate schools strive towards that. Looking forward to learn along with my kid on real education.
“It is very easy to conform to what your society or your parents and teachers tell you. That is a safe and easy way of existing; but that is not living… To live is to find out for yourself what is true. – Jiddu Krishnamurti”