Purpose of education

Writing and etymology in Korean
교육의 목적
[kyoyuge mokcheok]
敎育 (교육) – education
目的 (목적) – purpose

A person does not need to be taught how to be bad. If someone wants to do something bad or become bad, he will do it, whether you teach him or not. Then why teach him? No one taught him evil; he just became that way without even thinking about it. But it is rather difficult to become a good man. To be a good person, people must embody goodness throughout their lives; academic or special education is not so necessary.

Everyone wants to have good children. What kind of education will you give them so that they will accomplish much in their lives? Some people think that the most important thing is to get a quality education, from kindergarten to college. However, education is necessary for a person throughout life. So, you must make every effort to instill the right values in your child.

It is difficult to create a society in which the hearts of all people are selflessly striving for peace. The only way to achieve this is through constant education. It helps us to understand the principles by which our world works.

What are the most significant truths that should be taught in school? Firstly, it is an understanding of the Creator. Second, it is an understanding of the basics of our existence, and our responsibility and how we can fulfill it for the good of the world. Third, it is the realization of the purpose of our lives, and the creation of an ideal world in which we could live.

The education system we see today in all the countries place too much emphasis on competition and the pursuit of being the best. But people must understand that the focus in education must shift to cooperation because that is what is vital to the survival of humanity. In light of this, the goals and doctrines of education must be radically revised.