Penning My Thoughts On School Education

December 7, 2016

“The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows.” – Sydney J. HarrisSydney J. Harris’ quote is both thought-provoking and debatable. A mirror reflects what is in front of it. Hence, it represents a one-sided view. It only pays attention to what is directly in the front. Windows on the other hand, are made of glass. Glass is transparent. It is porous, in the sense that what is on one side can be very clearly seen on the other. It takes into consideration both the sides of the picture. Now, does that mean that anyone who has a strong opinion on a subject is uneducated? Personally, I like people with strong opinions. Opinionated is good, if you ask me. Having an opinion usually means (And the word I use is ‘Usually’. Not ‘Always’.) you have knowledge of a subject. When there is no opinion, there is very little thinking involved. But again, this is simply my opinion.

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December 6, 2016

“The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows.” – Sydney J. HarrisSydney J. Harris’ quote is both thought-provoking and debatable. A mirror reflects what is in front of it. Hence, it represents a one-sided view. It only pays attention to what is directly in the front. Windows on the other hand, are made of glass. Glass is transparent. It is porous, in the sense that what is on one side can be very clearly seen on the other. It takes into consideration both the sides of the picture. Now, does that mean that anyone who has a strong opinion on a subject is uneducated? Personally, I like people with strong opinions. Opinionated is good, if you ask me. Having an opinion usually means (And the word I use is ‘Usually’. Not ‘Always’.) you have knowledge of a subject. When there is no opinion, there is very little thinking involved. But again, this is simply my opinion.

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