Friday, 12 October 2012

He was Einstein...one of the world's greatest minds.


Sometimes one sees in the school simply the instrument for transferring a certain maximum quantity of knowledge to the growing generation. But that is not right. Knowledge is dead.

The school, however, serves the living. It should develop in the young individuals those qualities and capabilities which are of value for the welfare of the commonwealth.

But that does not mean that individuality should be destroyed and the individual become a mere tool of the community, like a bee or an ant. For a community of standardized individuals without personal originality and personal aims would be a poor community without possibilities for development. On the contrary, the aim must be the training of independently acting and thinking individuals, who however, see in the service of the community their highest life problem.

Albert Einstein, 1936



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