26 January 2009

Food For Thought

"Character is the aim of true education; and science, history, and literature are but means used to accomplish the desired end. Character is not the result of chance work but of continuous right thinking and right acting. . . . True education seeks, then to make men and women not only good mathematicians, proficient linguists, profound scientists, or brilliant literary lights, but also honest men, combined with virtue, temperance, and brotherly love -- men and women who prize truth, justice, wisdom, benevolence, and self-control as the choicest acquisitions of a successful life. . . . It is regrettable, not to say deplorable, that modern education so little emphasizes these fundamental elements of true character. The principal aim of many of our schools and colleges seems to be to give the students purely intellectual attainments and to give but passing regard to the nobler and more necessary development along moral lines." (David O. McKay, Gospel Ideals p. 440-441)


misskate said...

Very interesting. I like that take on education: Not just the brain, but the whole person should be improved.

misskate said...

Oh.. Also, I was wondering, do we want to do two chapter sets for this week or just push back our schedule?
I know this is a for-fun, no-stress kind of thing, and I'm not stressing.. just thinking we should be on the same page :) What are your thoughts about it?

Ritsumei said...

I guess I vote for doing a single set & pushing things back: we're on the same page, it's just the schedule that's off!