“Intelligence plus character-that is the goal of true education.”
-- Martin Luther King Jr.
I like this quote. Practicing logical thinking and learning how to analyze problems are an important part of education, but so is encouraging ethical behavior and strength of character in students.
I would add "purpose" to this quote. Everyone has a gift to give to others and the world. Having a sense of importance in using that gift is purpose, what gets the individual up in the morning. So, intelligence, character, and a purpose are necessary to a productive and happy life.
All of the logical thinking and education a person has will do no good without moral character. The leaders of the mafia are very intelligent people, but have no moral character and just create havoc with their lives.
The mafia has its system of ethics, and if you are apart of that group, you have to adhere to it. I am not saying I agree with their policy of justice, but it's stable and doesn't change.
With that, schools need to understand the meaning of the character — kids who have parents or guardians that teach them that are lucky.
Education is not gained just in school. Trying to handle life the best you can also gives an education. Much can be learned from life experiences. Use mistakes as an education tool. Also the wisdom that can be learned from elders and other friends. The Bible says the hoary head (gray hairs) is a thing of honor, because of the lifes education the elder person has hopefully had, if he was smart enough.
by Kenna McHugh 2 years ago
"Returning hate for hate multiplies hate, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars. Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that."---Martin Luther King, Jr.
by Benji Mester 11 years ago
Hub Pages rocks. So did Martin Luther King Jr.
by Kenna McHugh 5 weeks ago
"Don’t allow anybody to make you feel that you are nobody. Always feel that you count. Always feel that you have worth, and always feel that your life has ultimate significance."-- Martin Luther King Jr.
by NISARG MEHTA 5 years ago
How do you look at people at Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King Jr. and such others?As Political Leaders or Social Workers?
by crankalicious 13 months ago
So, I'm going to recount this story and hopefully I don't get some facts wrong, but here's the crux of it:A meteorologist in NY referred to Martin Luther King Park on the air as "Martin Luther Coon Park". The station, after public pressure, fired him.The meteorologist has apologized (sort...
by breathe2travel 5 years ago
Do you think Martin Luther King would be a friend to Al Sharpton or Jesse Jackson?Today marks the 44th anniversary of the assasination of Martin Luther King - a man of conviction. Do you think Mr. King would approve of Al Sharpton or Jesse Jackson's use of headlines to stir racial division...
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