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Monday, December 21, 2009

How to Think freely

To think freely, we have to prepare everyone from childhood. It is very difficult to get off the “groove” as an adult. How do we prepare our children? A democratic free-thinking society, not afraid of letting people think is the first requisite. A full stomach and a roof over the head are needed. And then,

Parents have to teach the “roots’ to the children, and then let them to sprout “wings’ to fly

Parents have to practice their faith for children to see and learn from, but allow them freedom to explore

Schools and colleges should give not only accumulated knowledge to the learners,but also freedom to think and tools to think with.

If possible, it is good to live in another country for at least 6 months to 1 year. Live with and among the locals, not in clannish settlements. Eat their food. Listen to their music. Read their literature.

3 comments:

Ramesh said...
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Ramesh said...

Came to your blog after my parents mentioned it when I spoke to them. Very nice post, this one. Teach them roots and letting them sprout the wings is a great way of describing it.

Hope to read your posts regularly.

Balu said...

Thanks, Ramesh. Yes This gave me a chance to look at your site too.