“The life of man consists not in seeing visions and in dreaming dreams but in active charity and in willing service.” – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
But Jesus called them to Himself, and said, “You know that the rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their great men exercise authority over them. It is not so among you, but whoever wishes to become great among you shall be your servant, and whoever wishes to be first among you shall be your slave; just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many.” (Mat 20:25-28 NAS)
- Wrong question, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” (feeds narcissism)
- Right question, “What ideals will you serve, how will you help others, and how will you learn to be useful?“
“All education ‘worthy’ of the name is education of character.” – Philosopher Martin Buber
Which all begs the question, “Is the vast bulk of our publicly funded and even private higher education really education at all?” For a refresher, see the movie, Chariots of Fire, and ask yourself why the moral conflicts in the movie seem so foreign and far removed from us.