Education should not teach jealousy and competition. In our education system today, people are forced into categories that do not necessarily fit their individual uniqueness.
Children are told to become doctors, lawyers, and businesspeople. Is it correct? How could it be? Nobody can be like anyone else. This is the tragedy of our educational system.
This idea that we have to become like someone else pulls us into frustration, anger, bitterness and deception. We begin to think that there’s something wrong with us, or with our children.
The solution? To take responsibility for our life, which allows us to act in accordance with our own will and freedom. Our responsibility is to focus on a positive sense of self and an innate desire to create harmony for us, and for our children.
The best place for this individual empowerment to take place is in early childhood. Children need to see that they can appreciate and experience excitement for their individual gifts and strengths.