Question from the Internet:
“What are the important contributions of educational institutions in our lives and in society as a whole?”
Education is the only means that can prepare, even fundamentally change us without coercion, without misleading propaganda — provided it is the right education people join, participate in willingly.
Education can develop, polish our raw material and create a truly Human being out of us.
Unfortunately until now, all our upbringing, education was about using our raw material — a 100% egocentric, selfish, insatiable desire to receive pleasures at all cost, preferably at the expense of others. As a result, we have our present human society, a totally aimless, narcissistic, hedonistic human system that is all about obtaining immediate selfish fulfillment, where we measure everything — even human beings — through quantitative growth, through accumulating profit and resources at each other’s and Nature’s expense.
This is why humanity’s future depends on finding and implementing the right, purposeful and practical “Integral Education” which can teach us, make us feel how the inherently “cancer-like” egotistic, individualistic human beings can change, upgrade themselves, and by that reach similarity, compatibility with Nature’s fully integrated, interdependent, finely balanced system.